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This Day in the Yesteryear: SHORT-LIVED REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA PROCLAIMED (1967)


Short-Lived Republic of Biafra Proclaimed (1967)

Biafra was composed of several Nigerian states heavily

English: Severely malnourished Nigerian refuge...

English: Severely malnourished Nigerian refugee being cared for in a refugee camp near the Nigerian-Biafran war zone. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

A seated, listless child, who was among many k...

A seated, listless child, who was among many kwashiorkor cases found in Nigerian relief camps during the Nigerian–Biafran War. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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… Discuss