The Biafran war

Between 1967 and 1970 there was a civil war in Nigeria over the formation of the state of Biafra.

Over a million people died through famine, disease and fighting.

Witness hears from a man who fought in the war as a boy.

(Image: a starving child in Biafra. Credit: Partington/Express/Getty Images.)

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Fri 1 Jun 2012 02:50 GMT

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