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Page 378. " to write about Biafra and the war "


The Biafran War was also referred to as the Nigerian Civil War and took place between July 6, 1967 and January 15, 1970.

As with any civil unrest, political problems were at its heart, but these were suitably flanked by religious arguments, economic upset and general cultural problems.

The key aim of the conflict was to establish a Republic of Biafra in south eastern Nigeria.

The war ended in 1970 when, after a million civilians were killed in the conflict or died from hunger, Biafra rejoined Nigeria and a ceasefire was agreed.