The former leader of the Nigerian breakaway state of Biafra, Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, has died in Britain after a long illness.
Colonel Ojukwu's declaration of secession in 1967 sparked the Nigerian civil war, in which more than a million people died.
He remained a prominent figure in Nigerian politics, running twice as a presidential candidate in the 2000s.
A spokesman in Anambra state said he had been ill after suffering a stroke. He was 78.
The BBC reports Colonel Ojukwu went into exile after Biafra surrendered in 1970, returning more than a decade later after he was officially pardoned.