Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide has described the passage of the former Nigerian Army officer and General officer Commanding( GOC) defunct Biafran Army, Major General Alexander Atta Madiebo, as a loss of life filled with unpretentiousness and modesty.
This was contained in a statement signed by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Secretary-General Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide.
According to him, Ohanaeze Ndigbo declared four market days of mourning in honor of Major General Alexander Atta Madiebo, in which Ndigbo is expected to honor him strictly in line with the established Igbo traditional rites.
“Alexander Atta Madiebo was a disciplined military administrator who will be remembered for his fearlessness and bravery, and history will be kind to him for standing up for what was perpendicular in his career as a result of the circumstances surrounding his time in history”.
“Ndigbo joined peace-loving Nigerians to commemorate the life and times of Major General Alexander Madiebo as he was laid to rest in his countryside at Umuokpu Awka, Awka North of Anambra on Friday, 26th August 2022.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo declared four market days of mourning in honor of Major General Alexander Atta Madiebo, in which Ndigbo is expected to honor him strictly in line with the established Igbo traditional rites, cultural, and other burial ordinances, Nzeamalu as fondly called will be remembered for his adventurous outings in defense of the old Eastern region”.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo modern library will be named after Major General Alexander Madiebo in remembrance of his gallantry and chivalry during the Biafra War, and after the war, he lived a private life filled with humility and service in Christianity, may Almighty God forgive his shortcomings and grant his family, friends and Ndigbo fortitude to bear this loss” , said .