PHOTOS: Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu Received Final Honours Today, Friday, March 02, 2012

Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu received final honors Friday, March 02, 2012. Mourners gathered in Nnewi, Anambra state for the funeral and burial of Ojukwu. Ojokwu’s body lay inside a closed gold coffin draped in the Nigerian flag with an officer's black dress shoes, cap and sword laying atop it.

Soldiers stood guard, Generals gather to salute, march past Ojukwu coffin, while Women gather to pray, sing.

President Goodluck Jonathan, wearing traditional Igbo attire, walked past Ojukwu coffin with wife Patience. The President attended the church service in honour of Ojukwu. 

Ojukwu died in a London hospital on Nov. 26 after a protracted illness following a stroke. He was 78.

Honour guard at Ojukwu burial

Ojukwu's coffin: Officer's black shoes, sword and cap sits atop coffin draped in Nigeria flag

Inside the Catholic church for Ojukwu service 
Tomb of Ojukwu's father, Sir Odumegwu Ojukwu, the millionaire transporter.

More of Ojukwu funeral pics to be uploaded shortly…

The President Jonathan arriving Nnewi for the funeral of the late great
Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu
The President Jonathan leaving Nnewi after the burial of the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu

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