The 101st HQ group included Major ('Lt. Col.') Emmanuel Ifeajuna as Chief of Staff and Captain ("Major") Joe Isichie as QuarterMaster General.
returned to Enugu as Liaison Officer for the Liberation Army
Not exactly a stranger to intrigue, Ejoor (as Commander 1st battalion, Enugu), narrowly escaped death (from Majors Anuforo and Ifeajuna) at the Ikoyi Hotel
in Lagos, Jan 15,1966.
sent 'Molotov cocktails' (petrol bombs) when Irrua became threatened (9).It may well be these petrol bombs that caused a "poisonous gas" scare among federal troops at Eyaen (14).]
The invasion of the Midwest represented one of the first appearances in the War of Biafran-made Armored Cars ("Red Devil") converted in Port-Harcourt from a hybrid of caterpillar parts on a pre-World War II era armored vehicle chassis.When Banjo ordered these heavy armored units up to the front to provide armor support, they proved too wide and heavy for the narrow bridge over the Ikpoba river in Benin City.An attempt was then made to bring up the armor through Sakpoba road, up from Urhonigbe.All of this caused an inordinate waste of crucial time (17). (As a historical similitude, many of Hitler's tanks broke down when the Wehrmacht marched into Vienna (23)).
Col. ("Brigadier") Banjo, Major ("Lt. Col.") Emmanuel Ifeajuna
, 'Major' Sam Agbamuche (Agbam) and 'Major' Phillip Alale.