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Nigeria’s Five Majors, Ben Gbulie is dead

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AUTHOR of Nigeria’s Five Majors and former Biafran warlord, Captain Ben Gbulie (retd.) is dead, aged 82.

  A statement issued by Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C-Don Adinuba, titled, ‘Anambra condoles with Gbulie’ described “Capt. Ben Gbulie as a soldier and author who rose into national prominence for his role in the January 1966 coup which ended Nigeria’s First Republic, died last Sunday, January 23, 2022, at the age of 82.

  “Ben Gbulie and his group obviously meant well for Nigeria when they plotted and executed the coup but they were out of touch with the Nigerian reality which, in a way, is understandable because they were young men in their 20s driven by sheer patriotic exuberance.”

  Equally extolling Gbulie’s book, Adinuba said “it is a mark of his brilliance that his books like Nigeria’s Five Majors, which was published in the early 1980s, remain among the most quoted and cited works on the country’s recent history.”

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