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…
Biafra: The Nigerian Civil War 1967-1970 (Africa @ War Series)
The Nigerian civil war/ Biafran war lasted for 2 years, 6 months, 1 week and 2days
The Nigerian Civil War (Biafra war) broke out on 6 July 1967. The war was the culmination of an uneasy peace and stability that had plagued the Nation from independence in 1960. This situation had its genesis in the geography, history, culture and demography of Nigeria.