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|Title:||THE BIAFRAN CRISIS AND THE MIDWEST|
|Publisher:||(Journal of the Royal African Society), London|
|Abstract:||Though the Nigerian civil war has received the attention of several scholars, an adequate study has not yet been made of the Biafran invasion and occupation of Midwestern Nigeria. This article considers the situation in the Midwest before the invasion, the motives for the invasion and the administration of the Region by the invaders. Also discussed are the events leading to the declaration of the Region as the ‘Republic of Benin’ and the probable objectives of this action. The period under study spans over six weeks from 8 August to 20 September 1967. The article-examined the state of the Midwest before Biafran invanon, why Biafra invaded, the machinery of government during the occupation, the relationship between the invader and the invaded, the declaration of the “Republic of Benin” and the fall of the rebel republic.|
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