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  • Updated: May 30, 2020

Biafra: Igbos Pay Homage To 'Fallen Heroes' On Remembrance Day


The Igbo people of Nigeria are honouring all those who have lost their lives in the struggle for Biafra to have an independent state, AllNews reports.

On Saturday, May 30, many persons from south-central and southeastern Nigeria observe the Biafra Heroes Day 2020 on a 'low-key' due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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.

It is approximated that close to three million people lost their lives as a result of the Nigerian civil war, with most of them dying from diseases and hunger.

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See how Biafra Remembrance Day was commemorated on Twitter below:






















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