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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Photos of the 30 months fratricidal war which engulfed Nigeria about 50 years ago, with its countless lose of human lives and properties

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Moise 14 (L) and Ferdinand, 16 (R), two children soldiers of the Biafran army during a discussion in Umuahia on August 31, 1968. AFP PHOTO/Francois Mazure


War can’t do anybody any good, and so when most people who didn’t experience Nigeria civil war begins to talk, they talk of it as if it’s a child’s play; they simply talk out of experience. For those who experience it, are always cautious of war. I didn’t experience Nigeria civil war and most of you didn’t either.

My parent told me that war, especially Biafra war is not to be experience twice given the experience they had. It is all about fighting for the Biafra independence and Nigeria federal troops fighting for the continued unity of the country.

That war as we all know have come and gone with its huge price. So, if you ask those that had the ugly experience, they'll be quick to tell you, NO to any other war. So, it might be advisable to say, that whatever things you’re asking for, dialogue remains the best option. Dialogue remains the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and even 100th best option.

The Nigeria civil war in which the federal troops opposed Biafra secessionist fighting for independence was estimated to have resulted in the killings of between one to two million people. Sadly, most of the dead were attributed to hunger and disease from 1967 to 1970 in south-eastern Nigeria.
During the Biafran war, civilians unload a ferry that carries relief between Calabar and Oron on September 09, 1968 / AFP PHOTO / Colin HAYNES
Starving children pose in a refugee camp near Aba, on August 06, 1968 during the Biafran war. / AFP PHOTO
In the photo below, Nigerian federal army soldiers (R), prisoners of the Biafran army, wait to be questioned / AFP PHOTO
Photo of civilians fleeing Aba to go to Umuahia on August 28, 1968 as the Nigerian federal troops advance toward the city during the Biafran war. / AFP PHOTO / Francois Mazure
In the photo, Biafran children can be seen sitting in a plane chartered by the International Red Cross (ICRC) and humanitarian organisation “Terre des Hommes” AFP PHOTO / Francois Mazure.
A Nigerian solider wounded in the neck being carried by his comrades / AFP PHOTO / Philippe CARVALLO
On July 24, 1967, European families prepare to be evacuated by boat from Port Harcourt. / AFP PHOTO / Colin HAYNES
A parade of young militia women of the civil defence during a military training on August 17, 1967, in Enugu. / AFP PHOTO / Colin HAYNES
Biafran prisoners and civilians wait at the federal camp of Nakurdi on November 01, 1967 in Enugu
The photo below shows a view of the destroyed prison of Calabar on November 13, 1967. / AFP PHOTO / Colin HAYNES 

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