Journal of Political Science and International Relations
Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2020, Pages: 1-8
Received: Nov. 28, 2019;
Accepted: Dec. 24, 2019;
Published: Jan. 7, 2020
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Okoro Innocent Agwu, Department of History, International Relations, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
The war which was fought in Nigeria from August 1967 to January 1970 has generally been described as the most horrific experience in the African continent and has never been equated to any other war in the history of black African continent before or since then. The war later began to define several activities in Nigeria ranging from economy, social, to political life. Yet, the Actors in the war have never regretted for once, except as they carried their heads high to the boasting that they fought to get Nigeria united. Many questions have been asked by Nigerians within and abroad as to how honest this unity is, in view of the increase in corruption, ethnic agitations, terrorism, and several vices. Attempts have been made to study analytically, the civil war with the aid of mostly secondary sources and internet materials. The result of the analysis here brings us to the disappointing conclusion that the war itself was not necessary in view of the fact that several alternative ways for peaceful unity of Nigeria could have been adopted. The study concludes with the note that Nigeria needs to unite together and work on the various aspirations of her different ethnic groups as to be the great nation it was meant to be.
Okoro Innocent Agwu,
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