IN PICTURES: Prof. Chinua Achebe’s Body Arrives In Nigeria

The remains of celebrated writer, Chinua Achebe arrived Abuja, the federal capital territory, Tuesday morning and was received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport by government officials, writers, cultural organisations and other associates.

Dignitaries present at the local wing of the airport include, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, Governor Peter Obi and many others , as Achebe’s casket, draped in national colours of green and white was ushered into the local wing, with pall bearers in full igbo attire as blaring trumpets, songs and dancing pervaded the hall.

Achebe’s body was later accompanied into the plane by his wife Chrstie, other family members and Governor Peter Obi in a flight to Enugu where activities have been lined up in his honour. The world acclaimed author died on March 21, 2013 at 82.

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