Today In History (January 15, 1970):

The civil war ended which led to the death of over 3 million Biafrans mostly kids and women through starvation policy implemented by Gowon led govt with the advise from Awolowo. Reconstruction and rehabilitation started in Western region instead of Eastern region where the war occurred.

The war occurred as a result of the non-implementation of Aburi Accord and the continued massacre of Igbos in northern Nigeria which started in 1945 (Jos). This made Dim Emeka Ojukwu (then Governor of Eastern Region) to declare an Independent State of Biafra,

Type RIP for those that were killed in this senseless war!

The Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War, 6 July 1967 – 15 January 1970, was an ethnic and political conflict caused by the attempted secession of the southeastern provinces of Nigeria as the self-proclaimed Republic of Biafra. The conflict was the result of economic, ethnic, cultural and religious tensions mainly between the Hausas of north and the Igbo of the southeast of Nigeria. Over the two and half years of the war, 1 million civilians died from famine and fighting. The war became notorious for the starvation of some of the besieged regions during the war, and consequent claims of genocide by the largely Igbo people of the region.

May the souls of the departed rest in perfect peace amen !!


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