The on August 12, 1967, four senior officials of the Midwest were 'invited' under armed guard to Biafra under false pretences, where they remained in detention for 888 days. The only surviving member of that quartet, Engineer Samuel Umweni, Head of the Nigerian Broadcas...ting Corporation in Benin City at the time, has now published his memoirs of the event in the book "888 Days in Biafra". Book, "888 Days in Biafra", is a memoir of the author's experience from abduction to release. Sadly though, his three colleagues, Mr. Joseph Imokhuede (Secretary to the State Military Government), Mr. Olu Akpata (the most Senior Permanent Secretary) and Mr. Joseph Adeola (the State Commissioner of Police) with whom he was kidnapped on August 12, 1967, are all now deceased. Wherever they are, they must all be grateful that Sam Umweni, the youngest of them, has lived to tell their story. Ironically today marks his 80th birthday…papa happy birthday
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