Biafra War collection, c. 1966-1970.
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Between 1967 and 1970, the West African nation of Nigeria was embroiled in a deadly civil war six years after the nation gained independence from the United Kingdom. The Nigerian-Biafran War (also know as the Nigerian Civil War) was sparked by two coup d'états and several pogroms in 1966. The following year on May 30, 1967 Lt. Col. C. Odumegwu Ojuku and other military leaders from the Igbo dominated Eastern Region declared independence from the greater Nigerian Federation and proclaimed the bir...