History of Nigeria Civil War

Biafra War (1967 – 1970)

Biafra War (1967 – 1970)

Instability is chronic in Nigeria and much of what happened in the past resonates today. Between 1967 and 1970, a civil and secessionist war took place in what is called Federal Republic of Nigeria that showed the fragility of the inherited borders in Africa and the terrible coexistence between the different ethnic groups, leaving, among various consequences, and according to different calculations, 500,000 – 2,000,000 victims (or more, others indicate, up to three million people) in that failed independence.