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Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu

(b. 1933)

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Biafran War

Biafran War  

(1967–70, Nigeria)A Nigerian civil war caused by irreconcilable ethnic tensions. In 1966, an army coup brought to power a military regime headed by an Ibo (from the south), who was himself deposed by ...
Yakubu Gowon

Yakubu Gowon  

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(1934– )Nigerian general and statesman, head of state (1966–75). He seized power in 1966, ousting the leader of an earlier military coup. Following the Biafran civil war (1967–70) he maintained a ...

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