Conflict and Reconciliation: The Nigerian-Biafran War 1967-70
Sandra Nonye Ohadike
Thesis DT 3.5 2001 O349
ix, 151 leaves: ill. maps; 29 cm.
On January 15, 1966, a group of middle-ranking officers of the Nigerian Army toppled the government of the federal Republic of Nigeria in a coup d'état. A few months later, a wave of riots was unleashed on easterners living in the north. These riots went on through July. By mid-October 1966, nearly 2 million Igbos returned to their eastern homeland. These incidents led to a secession attempt in the form of the declaration of an independent state of Biafra in the east and a subsequent three-year civil war. This thesis examines the causes of the Nigerian-Biafran war, the role of Britain and the international community in mediating the conflict and the reintegration of the Igbos in post Nigerian-Biafran war. The main objective of this thesis is to determine whether there was a reconciliation at the end of the war.