Osinbajo Visits Civil War Museum in Umuahia

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SWITZERLAND, JANUARY 27 – Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is currently on a visit to the Nigerian Civil War Museum in Umuahia, Abia State on the invitation of the National War museum.

“VP Osinbajo now in Umuahia, Abia at an event hosted by the National War Museum: he is undertaking a tour of the Civil War Museum, in commemoration of 50 years after end of the Nigerian civil war. He’ll hold a townhall meeting afterwards. He is accompanied by Imo & Abia govs & co,” Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande tweeted on Monday.

The Nigerian Civil War (also known as the Biafran War and the Nigerian-Biafran War) was a civil war in Nigeria fought between the government of Nigeria and the secessionist state of Biafra from 6 July 1967 to 15 January 1970. Biafra represented nationalist aspirations of the Igbo people, whose leadership felt they could no longer coexist with the Northern-dominated federal government.

 During the two and half years of the war, there were about 100,000 overall military casualties, while between 500,000 and 2 million Biafran civilians died of starvation.

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