kg Biafra: The pain Untold

Biafra: The pain Untold

Biafra, officially the Republic of Biafra, was a secessionist state in eastern Nigeria that existed from 30 May 1967 to January 1970. It took its name from the Bight of Biafra, the Atlantic bay to its south. The inhabitants were mostly the Igbo people who led the secession due to economic, ethnic, cultural and religious tensions among the various peoples of Nigeria. Other ethnic groups that constituted the republic were the Efik, Ibibio, Annang, Ejagham, Eket, Ibeno and the Ijaw among others.
The secession of the Biafran region was the primary cause of the Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War. The state was formally recognised by Gabon, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Tanzania and Zambia.[2] Other nations which did not give official recognition, but provided support and assistance to Biafra included Israel, France, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Rhodesia, South Africa and the Vatican City.[3][4][unreliable source?] Biafra also received aid from non-state actors, including Joint Church Aid, Holy Ghost Fathers of Ireland, Caritas International, MarkPress and U.S. Catholic Relief Services.[4][unreliable source?]


After two-and-a-half years of war, during which perhaps a million Biafran civilians died from starvation caused by the total blockade of the region by the Nigerian government and the migration of Biafra's Igbo people into increasingly shrinking territory, Biafran forces under the motto of "No-victor, No-vanquished" surrendered to the Nigerian Federal Military Government (FMG), and Biafra was reintegrated into Nigeria.[5] Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biafra


Igbo people, the southeast seceded and formed an independent nation called Biafra.Nigeria went to war to prevent the secession. By the time that Biafra was defeated, in 1970, at least a million people were dead, including my grandfathers—proud, titled Igbo men who were buried in the unmarked graves of refugee camps

Growing up way back at school we sang this song "Ojukwu wanted to scatter Nigeria, Gowon say Nigerian must be one". okay let me ask a question i might not get answers, 

1. Why must we divide the Nation Nigeria
2. What achivement/investment do the Biafrans have at home
3. Will way be the best option
4. How will power be shared
5. Who are the back bone that you can run to when things get out of hand

Am not trying to talk down anyone here i want a fair judgment if you must leave then leave and if something is wrong with Nigeria why not fix it to make it a better place for i and you?

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