ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Disintagrating Nigeria

NIGERIA was never a country with a common heritage; such unity as it possessed was British-imposed. The South had never been entirely at peace with the North since the latter had carfied out a 'jehad' early in the 19th century. And the slaughter last September of 30,000 men, wo- men and children of the Ibo tribe in the predominantly Muslim North as a result of which nearly 2 million Ibos were forced to flee to the East, foreshadowed the break-up of the tenuous federation. Now, the Eastern Region under its Governor, Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu. has seceded.

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