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Narrating the Nigerian Civil War Through Chilling Photos

Soldiers posing in front of a captured plane, during the Nigerian conflict with Biafran forces, Nigeria, 1968.
Soldiers posing in front of a captured plane, during the Nigerian conflict with Biafran forces, Nigeria, 1968. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Express/Getty Images)
Nigerian Army Commander Benjamin Adekunle with his troops, looking at a map of Port Harcourt during the conflict with Biafran forces, 19th May Nigeria, 1968.
Nigerian Army Commander Benjamin Adekunle with his troops, looking at a map of Port Harcourt during the conflict with Biafran forces, 19th May Nigeria, 1968. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Express/Getty Images)
Biafran war
TO GO WITH AFP STORY IN FRENCH BY JOEL OLATUNDE AGOI (FILES) File picture showing refugees carrying their belongings as they flee the city of Aba,on their way to Umuahia, then the new capital of the Republic of Biafra,on 01 September 1968. A civil war opposing Biafra secessionist tribes fighting for independence and the federal troops killed between one and two million people from 1967 to 1970 in the Biafra region in south-eastern Nigeria. Nigerian high school students will study the Biafran war, an aspect of Nigerian history only in final year in school and two sessions. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS MAZURE/FILES (B/W ONLY) (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS MAZURE/AFP/Getty Images)
Biafran war
Nigerian leader General Yakubu Gowon (R) welcomes United Nations Secretary General U Thant (L) who flied into Lagos to hold talks over the continuing Biafran refugee crisis, on January 19, 1970 at Ikeja airport, during the Biafra war. A civil war opposing Biafra secessionist tribes fighting for independence and the federal troops killed between one and two milllion people, most from hunger and disease, from 1967 to 1970 in the Biafra region in south-eastern Nigeria. / AFP / – (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Nigerian civil war
JULY: Colonel Emeka Ojukwu, the Biafran secession leader in front of a map during the Biafra war in Nigeria in July 1968. (Photo by Fondation Gilles CARON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
A dead body abandoned in a field, during the Nigerian conflict with Biafran forces, Nigeria, 1968.
A dead body abandoned in a field, during the Nigerian conflict with Biafran forces, Nigeria, 1968. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Express/Getty Images)

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Cite this article as: Teslim Omipidan. (June 13, 2017). Narrating the Nigerian Civil War Through Chilling Photos. OldNaija. Retrieved from https://oldnaija.com/2017/06/13/telling-the-story-of-nigerian-civil-war-or-biafran-war-through-photos/

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