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The Indivisibility of Nigeria, the Biafra Agitation, and the Law

The Indivisibility of Nigeria, the Biafra Agitation, and the Law

🕔02:22, 8.May 2017

Since independence in 1960, no section of the country has agitated for separate existence more than the Igbos, but they were not the first ethnic group to make such demand. Isaac Adaka Boro, an Ijaw man, led a sizeable number of his Ijaw people to wage war against the government of Nigeria when the late General Aguiyi Ironsi, an Igbo, was the Head of State. He did this in order to carve out an independent republic for the Ijaw people of the Niger Delta. His troops were defeated and Boro, along with some of his lieutenants, was tried and convicted of treason.

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