Throwback photo of Colonel Odumegwu Emeka Ojukwu reading a speech as he declares the independence of Biafra on May 30th, 1967.
declaration, which sparked a brutal civil war that left about one
million people dead, came two days after the head of Nigeria’s military government, General Yakubu Gowon, divided the federation into 12 states, including three in the Southeast.
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