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Liberation Army

Background Information

Employment History

Army Officer

Affiliations

Liaison Officer
Liberation Army

Web References (3 Total References)


The Midwest Invasion of 1967

www.edo-nation.net, 20 Dec 2008 [cached]

The 101st HQ group included Major ('Lt. Col.') Emmanuel Ifeajuna as Chief of Staff and Captain ("Major") Joe Isichie as QuarterMaster General.

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Col." Ifeajuna as Chief of Staff of the "Liberation Army", Lt. Col. Henry Igboba (Midwest Ibo) took over the 19 th battalion. Ifeajuna returned to Enugu as Liaison Officer for the Liberation Army (9).
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Not exactly a stranger to intrigue, Ejoor (as Commander 1 st battalion, Enugu), narrowly escaped death (from Majors Anuforo and Ifeajuna) at the Ikoyi Hotel in Lagos, Jan 15,1966.
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Ifeajuna sent 'Molotov cocktails' (petrol bombs) when Irrua became threatened (9).
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Col. ("Brigadier") Banjo, Major ("Lt. Col.") Emmanuel Ifeajuna, 'Major' Sam Agbamuche (Agbam) and 'Major' Phillip Alale.


NIGERIA AT 41*We must see sports as big business — Aderinokun

www.vanguardngr.com, 29 Sept 2001 [cached]

Yet, the first Nigerian to win a medal at an international sporting event was Emmanuel Ifeajuna, who later became an army officer and was executed for being one of the five majors who planned Nigeria's first military coup d'etat in January 1966.

Ifeajuna, using the western roll style, won the high jump gold at the 1954 Commonwealth games in Vancouver, Canada.
Nigeria's first team to the Olympic Games was a nine man contingent to the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland.


The Midwest Invasion of 1967

www.nigerdeltacongress.com, 1 Sept 1997 [cached]

The 101st HQ group included Major ('Lt. Col.') Emmanuel Ifeajuna as Chief of Staff and Captain ("Major") Joe Isichie as QuarterMaster General.

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Ifeajuna returned to Enugu as Liaison Officer for the Liberation Army (9).
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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.
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Ifeajuna 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)).
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Col. ("Brigadier") Banjo, Major ("Lt. Col.") Emmanuel Ifeajuna, 'Major' Sam Agbamuche (Agbam) and 'Major' Phillip Alale.

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