This Day in History: Short-Lived Republic of Biafra Proclaimed (1967)

This Day in History:
Short-Lived Republic of Biafra Proclaimed (1967)

Biafra was composed of several Nigerian states heavily populated by the Igbo people—tens of thousands of whom has been massacred in Nigeria months earlier. After its secession, the breakaway state was attacked by air, land, and sea and gradually lost the territory under its control, including its crucial oil fields. More than one million civilians are thought to have died of starvation by the time Biafra surrendered in 1970. The nation took its name from the Bight of Biafra, which is what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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