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The widow of Nigeria’s seccessionist leader Odumegwu Ojukwu, Bianca Ojukwu (C), and her children arrive to attend the national inter-denominational funeral rites at Michael Opkara Square in Enugu, southeastern Nigeria, on March 1, 2012. Soldiers fired a 21-gun salute at the funeral of Odumegwu Ojukwu on Thursday as Nigerian leaders paid final respects to the man whose 1967 declaration of Biafran independence sparked a civil war. Forty-five years after he tried to split Nigeria asunder by proclaiming the Republic of Biafra, Ojukwu’s coffin was draped in the national colours of white and green at the funeral service in the city of Enugu, attended by thousands. Ojukwu died in November in Britain at the age of 78 but his body was only flown back on Monday. AFP PHOTO/ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

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