The Republic of Biafra: Once Upon a Time in Nigeria: My Story of the Biafra-Nigerian Civil War - a Struggle for Survival (1967-1970)

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AuthorHouse, 26.10.2010 - 512 Seiten
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Not quite four months after the Western Region's election of October 10, 1965, did the localized mayhem in that Region find its way furiously into the center of the nation on January 15, 1966! It was like a whirl-wind of nothing but anarchy and lawlessness. The serious aftermath of the marred and rigged election was that it acted as the last straw that broke the Carmel's back, providing immediate reason for the army to overthrow the government of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe. Anarchy ensued; a counter coup led to the death of Major-General Ironsi. Callous barbarous massacre of thousands of easterners in the North followed. With their lives in jeopardy, easterners fled for safety to eastern region; refugee crisis followed. To guarantee their safety, easterners seceded from Nigeria and on May 30th 1967, formed an independent and sovereign nation of the Republic of Biafra. Determined to bring Easterners back, on July 6, 1967 Nigeria invaded Biafra; waged a gruesome thirty-month-civil war against Biafra. Nigeria blockaded Biafra on land, sea and air, to prevent food from entering Biafra. A malnutrition disease, Kwashiorkor that caused the deaths of thousands of Biafrans, followed. Nigeria bombed Biafran civilians, killing thousands. On January 12, 1970 the war ended leaving more than three million people dead in a war that was totally avoidable!
 

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FOreWOrd
1
Growing up in Igboland 19651966
33
My Grand
39
Going to School before the Civil War
47
The Genesis of the Republic of Biafra
62
The First Igbo
68
His Excellency General Chukwuemeka
81
General Yakubu GOWOn
93
2O Joined the Local Amuzi Boys Brigade Para
186
The AhiaraDeclaration 1969 The Principles
204
Life of the Igbos
218
Papa Ezenwa Gets Poisoned with NsiAgba
243
Papa Ezenwa Takes me to AforAjaAla
257
Nigerias Fighter and Bomber Jets Bomb
275
Papa Camouflages our House with Palmfronds
288
OSSes SO many cities and recaptures SO many
293

HausaFulani Led Counter Coup Detat July 29
100
My Sister Cecilia Goes to Secondary School
111
Awolowo Tricks Ojukwu into Declaring
117
The Aburi ACCOrd
128
The Birth of Biafra Ojukwu Declares
136
Neighboring African Countries Recognize Biafra
147
Civil War Brokeout at Gakem July 6 1967
152
Military Conscription into The Biafran Army
170
Nigerian Government Blockades Biafra
300
January 9 1970
326
No Victor No Vanduished
333
Reintegration of Biafrans into OneNigeria
353
Appendix
399
Notes
485
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Dr. Onyema G. Nkwocha authored Democracy in Nigeria: The Birth of A New Nation-State in the 2000 Era. His literary works, center on Nigeria and Africa's unity, democracy, and development. Nkwocha has authored several articles along these lines published in Nigeria and United States. Nkwocha believes that with proper education, effective leadership and enlightened citizenry, it would be a matter of time before Nigeria's history is re-written for the better. He believes Nigeria's glorious days are ahead of us.

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