As peaceful protest is replaced by violent confrontation, Nigeria's fragile unity is threatened and there are ominous echoes of the 1967-70 Biafran
war, one of the bloodiest conflicts in African history.
Amadi's works of nonfiction include Sunset in Biafra (1973), which recounts his experiences as a soldier and civilian during the Biafran
conflict, and Ethics in Nigerian Culture (1982).
While the Nigerian military shot down relief planes and carried out mass executions of Biafran
civilians, Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, U.N.
and served as chief information officer for the Biafran
cause in the Nigerian civil war (1967 - 69).
About 555 Biafran
flags and other insignia including belts, caps, shirts, books, fliers, stickers and a car were recovered from members of the proscribed Biafran
Independent Movement (BIM) and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State, during the clampdown by the Joint Taskforce (JTF).
The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the three persons, including Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, who stood sureties for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to within two months, pay the sum of N100m each into the court's account for their inability to produce the missing Biafran
activist in court.
For Eritreans who welcomed secession, aspirations that ignited their struggle have not come to fruition.In Nigeria, the republic of Biafra seceded in July 1967 and surrendered in January 1970.Unlike South Sudan and Eritrea, the Biafran
secession was neither recognised by the UN nor by most African countries.
War, one of the bloodiest in African history, ended in 1970 but reverberations of this seismic event continue to cast a shadow on modern politics.
This ambitious book offers a wealth of analysis of Nigerian newspapers' central role in decolonization in the 1950s through to the outbreak of the Biafran
war in the late 1960s, the collapse of the Third Republic in the early 1990s and the Ogoni protests in the Niger Delta in the 1990s.
Mr Kanu is a leading member of one of several Biafran
separatist organisations, the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB).
In 1968, Safer married anthropology student Jane Fearer, shortly after surviving an attack by Biafran
soldiers who had killed a photographer friend and made him aware of his own mortality.
Moses was from a wealthy Ibo Anglican family and horrified by news of the ethnic killings of Christians as the Biafran
independence movement grew in Nigeria.