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15 Photos From Biafra War That Will Make You Embrace the Idea of One Nigeria (See Photos)

Richiehenshaw 2d

The purpose of this article is to remind us of how destructive war can be - the damages, the deaths, the lifetime injuries, the trauma, the pain and agony. And also to make us embrace our uniqueness and unity, and not repeat the mistakes that our own fathers made.

And to remind those who don't know the consequences of war of what happened, so that we don't find ourselves in such precarious situation again.

The 30 months of war that lasted from 1967 to 1970 did more harm than good, and most importantly, it tore our self-esteem apart, and made us lose trust in one another.

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The horrific recollections of this war often times leave a bitter thought on our mind, probably because we have failed to learn from our past over the years, and make amends for the mistakes that brought about the war.

Ignoring this our history won't help us, because it is often said that those who ignore history are bound to repeat them, but if we face that history with truth, we will learn from it, and avoid repeating them.

But sadly enough, these patterns of history can only repeat itself if we don't embrace the idea of one Nigeria, and appreciate our unity. When we continue to push the boundaries of separation and segregation, and fail to believe that we are one, despite our differences.

Our stories need to be told with truth, without being looked upon with scorn, disdain or disrespect. But when we discuss these stories, we need to discuss them with love and regard for one another, in a way that will push for peace, justice and equity in our society.

The war portrays pictures of the hordes of people that lost their lives in the devastating war, the starving children, the child soldiers, the diseases, and all the damages. All these should get us all thinking, and make us embrace the idea of one Nigeria, and not push push for what might bring us to that state again.

We as a people need to make the determination that never again will we allow this to happen again. And the government needs to call for political inclusion, and step up its developmental efforts, and give every region a sense of belonging. And also call for an end to all the hate and bigotry that exist among us.

We need to install equity in our society, and also the respect for the fundamental human rights. And we need to forget about the pains of the past, and focus on how to fix Nigeria, and make our country a better place for everyone.

The war was not a pleasant thing for anyone, not even Nigeria. It was a disastrous thing for everyone. That's why we must understand that we are better off as one Nigeria, because fighting among ourselves won't do us any good.

See photos from the war that will touch your heart, and make you embrace the idea of one Nigeria:

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Top Comments
GUEST_lxvqN3d7e · 06/26/2020
mr poster and Samaritan show us the genocide committed against Biafrans especially IGBOS in the ungrateful northern parts of the jungle called Nigeria that pushed them to think of Biafra at the first place. if you are hiding that one that means God will judge You and all who does the same. keep deceiving yourselves there.
WfKingBohlaji · 06/29/2020
I prayed biafroud should leave Nigeria they are disturbing our peace
GUEST_brdAQW6aA · 06/29/2020
Please stay in your one Nigeria, we are tired of being a member of your Nigeria. Keep fit. We are BIAFRA and proud of the Igbo's, no going back. ALL HAIL BIAFRA.
GUEST_DOj9gOX4Z · 06/29/2020
the more we see this pictures, the more we younger generations want to avenge our forebears. pray we will get the opportunity someday.

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