The Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War and the Nigerian-Biafran War (6 July 1967 – 15 January 1970), was a war fought between the government of Nigeria and the secessionist state of Biafra. Biafra represented nationalist aspirations of the Biafran 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.
Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that Senator Abaribe and two others be served with an order of the court to produce the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu or show cause, why the bail granted to him, should not be forfeited, otherwise, risk going to prison
On May 30, 1967, General Emeka Ojukwu declared Nigeria’s southeastern Biafra region an independent state, sparking what would become a bloody civil war that claimed more than one million lives. Fifty years on, many veterans from both sides of the conflict have taken their stories to the grave, but FRANCE 24 managed to meet with some who shared their memories of bravery, desertion and near-death experiences.
ECOWAS Community Court of Justice dismissed the Nigerian Government’s preliminary objections in the suit filed by the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu and two others for the enforcement of their fundamental human rights.