The Nigeria Civil War also known as the Nigeria–Biafra War was a civil war fought between the Nigerian government, which was led by General Yakubu Gowon and the secessionist government of Biafra led by Lt. Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu.
The War began on 6 July, 1967 and lasted until 15 January, 1970. Those years were an important period in Nigerian history and influenced the state of the nation for many, many years after the war had ended.
And in so many ways, the events within those years shaped Nigeria into what it is today.
So many books have been written about the Civil War, each with its own account. While so many stories were told and several events accounted, there is the possibility that others weren't.
However, pictures tell a thousand stories and there have been lots of them from the war. Here are a few sensational ones.
All pictures were culled from "The Tragedy of Victory by Brigadier–General Godwin Alabi–Isama."
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