An Honest Explanation of the Nigerian Civil War | The Biafran Story

Igbos got thoroughly fucked in this war. I always bought the narrative that they sought to secede because they were arrogant, but this video sheds more perspective. It’s clear the northerners are more interested in a united Nigeria because it benefits them more. All the oil wealth, the ports and arable lands are in the south. With Nigeria’s massive corruption, inequality and ethnic differences, it’s only a matter of time before another conflict arises. The two leaders, Yakubu Gowon of Nigeria and Odumegwu Ojukwu of Biafra, had nearly identical fates in the aftermath of the brutal three year war.

Ojukwu fled to Ivory Coast to avoid possible execution by the Nigerian army. Gowon himself was removed from power in a coup in 1975, while attending an OAU summit. He’d been Nigerian head of state from 1966. His successor Murtala Muhammed was assassinated before marking his one year anniversary as Nigerian head of state. Ojukwu and Gowon faired relatively better. Gowon is still alive at 85 years while Ojukwu died in 2011 at 78 years.

This condescending attitude will take them nowhere.

inakaa hao watu wamesoma bana. Where did they start talking like oga oooo, witchcraft and fraud.

With oil prices plummeting and a deeply impoverished and ethnically divided nation, it’s a matter of time before Biafra War II flares up. And it might be worse than the first as a lot of Igbos see no need to continue with the cruel experiment of Nigeria.

This video was hard hitting and a sobering take on the mess that is Nigeria.

nimeona mzito Obasanjo hapo at 19.53… shida ya Nigeria ni Yorubas kukosa msimamo, and i say this painfully, kama Waluhya…if only they united with the Igbos northerners hawangekuwa wanawalemea

Those guys used to be trained in British military academies.

Huwa inakasirisha Ibos vile Yorubas walikaa tu ndee wakiuliwa na Northerners. If the southerners had presented a united front then today Nigeria would be two or three countries. Kwanza it’s like all of Nigeria’s military rulers who went on to carry out coups and counter coups upto the 80s made their names in that Biafran war.