Nigerian Civil War Breaks Out
 

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Nigerian Civil War Breaks Out
In January, a series of insurrections in the Nigerian army brought chaos to the country. Troops murdered their officers, civilians killed each other. The governor of the Nigerian Eastern Region, Lieutenant Colonel Odumegwi Ojukwu, set up an independent regime. On May 30, 1966 he declared the eastern region independent as the new Republic of Biafra.