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|The Moment Biafra Surrendered. Rare Video by stieyven(m): 12:38pm On May 16|
The Nigerian Civil War (also known as the Biafran War and the Nigerian-Biafran War) was a civil war in Nigeria fought between the government of Nigeria headed by General Yakubu Gowon and the secessionist state of Biafra led by Lt. Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu from 6 July 1967 to 15 January 1970. Biafra represented nationalist aspirations of the Igbo people, whose leadership felt they could no longer coexist with the Northern-dominated federal government.The conflict resulted from political, economic, ethnic, cultural and religious tensions which preceded Britain's formal decolonization of Nigeria from 1960 to 1963. Immediate causes of the war in 1966 included ethno-religious violence and anti-Igbo pogroms in Northern Nigeria,a military coup, a counter-coup and persecution of Igbo living in Northern Nigeria. Control over the lucrative oil production in the Niger Delta also played a vital strategic role.
With increased British support, the Nigerian federal forces launched their final offensive against the Biafrans once again on 23 December 1969, with a major thrust by the 3rd Marine Commando Division. The division was commanded by Col. Olusegun Obasanjo (who later became president twice), which succeeded in splitting the Biafran enclave into two by the end of the year. The final Nigerian offensive, named "Operation Tail-Wind", was launched on 7 January 1970 with the 3rd Marine Commando Division attacking, and supported by the 1st Infantry division to the north and the 2nd Infantry division to the south. The Biafran towns of Owerri fell on 9 January, and Uli on 11 January. Only a few days earlier, Ojukwu fled into exile by plane to the Ivory Coast, leaving his deputy Philip Effiong to handle the details of the surrender to General Yakubu Gowon of the Federal Army on 13 January 1970. The surrender paper was signed on 14 January 1970 in Lagos and thus came the end of the civil war and renunciation of secession. Fighting ended a few days later, with the Nigerian forces advancing into the remaining Biafran-held territories, which was met with little resistance.
After the war, Gowon said, "The tragic chapter of violence is just ended. We are at the dawn of national reconciliation. Once again we have an opportunity to build a new nation. My dear compatriots, we must pay homage to the fallen, to the heroes who have made the supreme sacrifice that we may be able to build a nation, great in justice, fair trade, and industry."
Visit the Biafran War archives https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCYw7G2tSe02dBGZErJl-2Rg/videos
|Re: The Moment Biafra Surrendered. Rare Video by richeeyo(m): 12:43pm On May 16|
Nothing to insult our igbo brothers about here,
War as no winners, families feels the lost the most
|Re: The Moment Biafra Surrendered. Rare Video by PissfulProtester: 12:47pm On May 16|
...That the Republic of Biafra hereby ceases to exist
|Re: The Moment Biafra Surrendered. Rare Video by kettykin: 12:48pm On May 16|
Again without starvation weapon could Nigeria have won this war
|Re: The Moment Biafra Surrendered. Rare Video by Tinubuadvocate: 12:48pm On May 16|
I general Philip effiong declared that republic of biafra is hereby cease to exist.
|Re: The Moment Biafra Surrendered. Rare Video by PissfulProtester: 12:50pm On May 16|
kettykin:Abeg wetin dem dey take win war before?
How many wars have been won without weapons?
Nigeria even add flavour.. starvation!
|Re: The Moment Biafra Surrendered. Rare Video by Hash86(m): 1:39pm On May 16|
|Re: The Moment Biafra Surrendered. Rare Video by gawu1: 1:42pm On May 16|
kettykin:Who prevented Biafran from using starvation weapon against Nigeria?
|Re: The Moment Biafra Surrendered. Rare Video by Toosure70: 1:44pm On May 16|
Any Southerner that will mock Igbo is cursed. I'm Yoruba man
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|Re: The Moment Biafra Surrendered. Rare Video by November1857(m): 1:46pm On May 16|
PissfulProtester:Typical Yoruba Muslims, Unity beggars!
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|Re: The Moment Biafra Surrendered. Rare Video by gawu1: 2:01pm On May 16|
The writer in outlining the causes of the war left out other Six overt important factors that triggered the war.
1. The Igbos Mocking the north after assassination of their top political and military figures by the 15 January coup plotters who were conspicuously solders of eatern enclave.
2. Hijacking of the government by Ironsi after the aborted 15th January coup.
3. Deliberate attempt by Ironsi, the beneficiary of the 15th January coup to impose Igbo hegemony in the Nigeria;
4. Ojukwu recalcitrant position and subsequent unilateral declaration of republic of Biafra.
5. Ojukwu misconception of Awolowo statement that should the East allow to secede the West would follow up.
6. Nigerian determination to ensure the indivisibility of the country.
|Re: The Moment Biafra Surrendered. Rare Video by IgweOfNnewi: 2:04pm On May 16|
Ojukwu has ran away with his family leaving others to suffer
|Re: The Moment Biafra Surrendered. Rare Video by Racoon(m): 2:05pm On May 16|
A war Nigeria will forever regret fighting.The factors and sequence of events leading to this senseless war is what Nigeria is grappling with today in a more worst form.Buhari's nepotism and islamization have divided this false contraption of a nation among many other factors.
|Re: The Moment Biafra Surrendered. Rare Video by November1857(m): 2:06pm On May 16|
IgweOfNnewi:How is that your problem Afonja !
|Re: The Moment Biafra Surrendered. Rare Video by IgweOfNnewi: 2:11pm On May 16|
kettykin:Ojukwu prevented foreign aids into Igbo land, he starved children and women to death, the callous warmonger gave one single bullet to soldiers leaving them to fate of merciless massacre
|Re: The Moment Biafra Surrendered. Rare Video by gidgiddy: 2:22pm On May 16|
The first three all points happend more than one year before the war, so how could they have started the war? I dont know if the first point started at all.
Why did Ojukwu declare Biafra? He did so because Gowon went back on the agreement they both signed in Aburi, Ghana.
Nigeria has stayed one but has become a total failure. It shows that Ojukwu was right to have fought for his people to leave Nigeria
|Re: The Moment Biafra Surrendered. Rare Video by goodnessme1(f): 3:02pm On May 16|
IgweOfNnewi:Better than Awolowo that drank rat poison called Otapiapia.
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|Re: The Moment Biafra Surrendered. Rare Video by IgweOfNnewi: 3:07pm On May 16|
goodnessme1:Better? Ooooohhhh you mean massacre and starvation of Igbos by ojukwu is justifiable and latter run away after his stupidity escalated beyond control.
|Re: The Moment Biafra Surrendered. Rare Video by Christistruth00: 3:18pm On May 16|
And for everyone to know that the end of the Civil War was divinely Orchestrated by God himself
the bloody War ended on the 15th of January 1970 exactly 4 years after the National breakout of Violence and bloodshed started by the first blood Coup on the 15 th of January 1966
In Nzeogwu’s speech announcing the bloody Coup to the Nation the Word “ death “ was used 9 times and for the next 4 years that was all that the Coup produced
The Sons of Perdition may decide to Insult themselves but Gods Truth has been Spoken
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