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date: 13 June 2024

Biafran War. 

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World
Author(s):
Patrick MbajekwePatrick Mbajekwe

In May 1967 the Eastern Region of Nigeria seceded from the country and proclaimed itself the independent Republic of Biafra. In early June the federal government of Nigeria declared war on Biafra to crush the secession and reunite the country. The Biafran War, also called the Nigerian Civil War, lasted for thirty months and claimed an estimated one million lives, mostly civilians, before Biafra capitulated and surrendered in ... ...

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