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Nigerian Civil War (1967-1970) The Nigerian Civil War(the Nigerian-Biafran War)was a 3yr, bloody conflict with a death toll numbering more than one million people. Having commenced seven years after Nigeria gained independence from Britain, the war began with the secession of the southeastern region of the nation on May 30, 1967, when it declared itself the independent Republic of Biafra. The ensuing battles and well-publicized human suffering prompted international outrage and…

starving children in Biafra 1971. Afroaustralians on Twitter: "Starvation in Madaya, Syria, reminds the Ibos in Nigeria's then Biafria of horrors suffered in the hands of Gen Gowon, as the world watched"

Who is Philip Effiong IPOB ask Obong Attah By Chimaobi Nwaiwu Nnewi The Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB has replied former Governor of Akwa Ibom State Obong Victor Attah on his alleged comment that Biafra is for Igbo alone asking him to explain who Philip Effiong was if Biafra is just for Igbo. Obong Victor Attah Obong Victor Attah IPOB in a statement signed by its spokeman Dr Clifford Iroanya and Mr. Emma Mmezu titled Obong Victor Attah who is Philip Effiong if Biafra is for Igbo alone…

#TodayinGhanaHistory 1967 Delegates from the Federal Government of Nigeria and Eastern Nigeria held conference at Aburi Ghana creating the Aburi Accord. The meeting was held to prevent a civil war in Nigeria. However the Accord broke down and the Nigerian civil war also known as the Biafra war began on July 6 1967. Pictured above are General Joseph Ankrah Ghana's head of state General Yakubu Gowan Nigeria's head of state and C. Odemegwu Ojukwu military governor of Nigeria's Eastern Region…

Influence of the British Empire on the territories which now form Nigeria began with prohibition of slave trade to British subjects in 1807. The resulting collapse of African slave trade led to the decline and eventual collapse of the Edo Empire. British influence in the Niger area increased gradually over the 19th century, but Britain did not effectively occupy the area until 1885, and then under competition from France and Germany. The colonial period proper in Nigeria lasted from 1900 to…

A dying soldier clutching to a priest after being hit by sniper fire. Whether you're religious or not, this soldier was given comfort in this last moments by an extraordinary brave man.

This terrified young German boy is a possible Allied prisoner towards the end of WWII. Dressed in a barely used uniform and coat, new enough that the creases are still crisp, he like so many other children, suffered the consequences of adult political decisions. from Child soldiers in World War II

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