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Chilling Pictures of the Nigerian Civil War

After almost 50 years since the Nigerian/Biafran war, chilling pictures of the war where one to two million Biafrans where killed by the Nigerian forces have emerged.

Two children soldiers of the Biafran army, Moise, 14 (L) and Ferdinand, 16 (R) discuss in Umuahia on August 31, 1968 as the Nigerian federal troops continue their advance during the Biafran war. A civil war opposing Biafra secessionnist tribes fighting for independance and the federal troops killed between one and two milllion people, most from hunger and disease, from 1967 to 1970 in the Biafra region in south-eastern Nigeria. / AFP PHOTO / Francois Mazure
These heartwrenching pictures by AFP, ] has revealed in the tragedy of the civil war which took place from 1967 to 1970. Millions of Biafrans were killed with the Nigerain forces also losing their men.
Civilians unload a ferry that carries relief between Calabar and Oron on September 09, 1968 during the Biafran war. A civil war opposing Biafra secessionist tribes fighting for independence and the federal troops killed between one and two million people, most from hunger and disease, from 1967 to 1970 in the Biafra region in south-eastern Nigeria. / AFP PHOTO / Colin HAYNES
Biafran children sit in a plane chartered by the International Red Cross (ICRC) and humanitarian organisation “Terre des Hommes” that take them to Libreville, Gabon, on October 02, 1968 after their evacuation from Biafra, during the Biafran war./ AFP PHOTO / Francois Mazure
A Nigerian army soldier wounded on his neck is carried by his comrades on the pannier rack of a bicycle on December 07, 1968 in the bush at Ekim near Itu, during the Biafran war. / AFP PHOTO / Philippe CARVALLO
Wounded soldiers of the Nigerian Federal Army wait for a plane that will transport them to Port Harcourt to be treated in one of the hospitals of the city, on December 11, 1968 in Urua Inyang, during the Biafran war./ AFP PHOTO / Philippe CARVALLO
European families prepare to be evacuated by boat, in Port Harcourt on July 24, 1967, during the Biafran war. / AFP PHOTO / Colin HAYNES
Young militia women of the civil defence parade during a military training on August 17, 1967, in Enugu, the capital of the new Republic of Biafra, during the Biafran war. / AFP PHOTO / –
Biafran prisoners and civilians wait at the federal camp of Nakurdi, made in an outdoor movie theatre on November 01, 1967 in Enugu after fightings between Nigerian federal army troops and the Biafran rebellion, during the Biafran war.
A civil war opposing Biafra secessionnist tribes fighting for independance and the federal troops killed between one and two milllion people, most from hunger and disease, from 1967 to 1970 in the Biafra region in south-eastern Nigeria. / AFP PHOTO / Colin HAYNES
View of the destroyed prison of Calabar, the oldest port on the West African coast, on November 13, 1967 after the federal troops took the city from the Biafran rebellion, during the Biafran war. / AFP PHOTO / Colin HAYNES
Two Nigerian federal army officers lie after being executed by the Biafran army, on July 02, 1968 during the Biafran war. / AFP PHOTO / Colin HAYNES
Starving children pose in a refugee camp near Aba, on August 06, 1968 during the Biafran war. / AFP PHOTO / 
Nigerian federal army soldiers (R), prisoners of the Biafran army, wait to be questioned, on August 08, 1968 near Ikot Ekpene during the Biafran war. / AFP PHOTO / 
Civilians flee Aba to go to Umuahia, the new capital of the Republic of Biafra, on August 28, 1968 as the Nigerian federal troops advance toward the city during the Biafran war. / AFP PHOTO / Francois Mazure
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