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.
— iyke d iyke (@iyke_nwabuko) May 30, 2020
I was 5 when the war ended.
And for one year afterwards at lunch break, they marched us to a local dispensary. You extended two cupped palms and received some protein powder.
Living at the edge of Igboland we escaped Kwashiorkor.
I’m Igbo. And I’ll never forget that#ozoemena pic.twitter.com/rjL1U3ceG9
— Dr Aloy Chife (@ChifeDr) May 30, 2020
Today marks a very sad day for Igbo’s all over. Today we remember the genocide and the atrocities of the Biafran civil war and the 3million of our brothers, sister and children who lost their lives. I was 18yrs during the war, it scandalized my youth,shook my faith in “1 Nigeria” pic.twitter.com/5sE1YAwJyr
— Charly Boy Area Fada 1 (@AreaFada1) May 30, 2020
— c (@chuuzus) May 30, 2020
Against all odds, our Igbo brothers are bouncing back despite the civil war setback
Your activities in transport - banking - automobile - aviation - nollywood - trade among others are signs of how resilience the #igbos are.
I join u in remembering May 30th pic.twitter.com/3HmNp1HI6y
— Dokun Ojomo (@DokunOjomo) May 30, 2020
Happy Biafra Day to all Igbos and friends of Igbos.
Today we remember those we gave their life for a just cause.
We celebrate each year, knowing by doing so, their ideals and aspirations for a just society will come to pass one day.#Ozoemena #IgboGaAdi #BiafraRemembranceDay
— Ikenna Ronald Nzimora (@ronaldnzimora) May 30, 2020
May the souls of the millions of Igbo children, women and men who died during the civil war continue to rest in peace. #BiafraRemembranceDay
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) May 30, 2020
— Engr. Kalu Emeka (@kaluemeka89) May 30, 2020
Today we honour the memory of fallen soldiers of the Biafran War. We also honour the individuals that are still here with us that bravely fought in the war. you will never be forgotten ???We honour Igbos, Ijaws, Efiks, Ejaghams, Annangs, Ibibios, Ekets, Ibnos. pic.twitter.com/oLLkj4HCVp
— uzoooo . adadioramma (@realnaija4lyfe) May 30, 2020
Most modern Igbos are committed to the development of the Igbo people within "One Nigeria" but we will never forget the over 3 million Igbos who died during the war, most of whom were children.
We have forgiven but we will never forget.#echezona#ozoemena#BiafraHeroesDay2020
May 30, 2020— UG (@UgwunnaEjikem)