In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 09th, October, 2020

How Nigerian Author, Chimamanda Adichie’s Late Father’s Burial Poster Sparked Critical Pressure

How Nigerian Writer, Chimamanda Adichie's Late Father's Burial Poster Sparked Serious Tension

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda and her father

A transfer by the relations of Professor James Adichie, Chimamanda Adichie’s late father, to announce his burial has brought on some stress.

The strain erupted after the household mounted a banner on the standard Abba Junction to announce his burial actions. This nearly led to renewed hostility between Abba and Ukpo communities in Anambra State, in response to Vanguard.

Professor Adichie’s burial is Friday, October 9, in his dwelling city, Abba.  He died on the age of 88 in June.

Adichie’s group had been concerned in a protracted land dispute with its neighbouring Ukpo, which had led to lack of lives and destruction of properties.

Just lately, the individuals of Ukpo eliminated the large banner with the inscription ‘Welcome to Abba’ mounted on the junction.

It was gathered that as Abba individuals tried to mount the flex on Professor Adichie at a junction alongside the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, resulting in the 2 communities on Thursday, to direct these coming for the burial, some policemen within the space refused them.

However for the intervention of different policemen from the Adichie household who pleaded with their colleagues on the junction, the state of affairs would have led to a serious fracas.

An indigene of Abba mentioned the individuals of the group allowed the policemen to get away with it due to the love they’ve for his or her brother, Adichie, who was the primary Nigerian Professor of Statistics and retired on the College of Nigeria, Nsukka, some years in the past.


“It took the well timed arrival of few policemen hooked up to Adichie’s household and pleas from Adichie’s brothers to save lots of the state of affairs from degenerating, as involved youths from Abba had insisted that the banner should be erected on the junction, alongside Enugu-Onitsha Expressway,”
he mentioned.

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Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Mohammed Haruna, nevertheless, mentioned he was not conscious of the event.

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