Gowon’s booth.

Biafran nickname for swelling of both feet caused by Kwashiorkor – resulting from wartime protein malnutrition.


OGUTA BOY: Biafra war acquizition.

Biafran nickname for a Nigerian Panhard armored vehicle captured at Oguta in September 1968. The vehicle was later destroyed using “Alalaba” by elements of the Federal Army 21 Battalion under Major Vatsa during the battle for Uzuakoli in April 1969. Meanwhile: Alalaba tactics: Alalaba means “sneaking” in Hausa. Designed by then Major M.J Vatsa, it…


Malmö MFI-9 of the Biafran Airforce.

The Malmö Flygindustri MFI-9 Junior was a light aircraft produced in Sweden in the 1960s. The aircraft was also produced under license as the Bölkow Bo 208. One variant of the MFI-9 which gained widespread fame was the MiniCOIN (an acronym for “Miniature Counter-Insurgency”), a modification of the MFI-9B military trainer variant of the MFI-9,…


Bruce Baruch Mayrock (6 May 1949 – 30 May 1969)

Bruce Baruch Mayrock (6 May 1949 – 30 May 1969) from Old Westbury, New York was a student at Columbia University who set himself ablaze at the premises of the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 29 May 1969, to protest genocide against the nation and people of Biafra in the Nigerian Civil War.…



The Asaba massacres occurred in early October 1967, during the Nigerian Civil War, fought over the secession of Biafra (the former Eastern Region of Nigeria). Biafran troops invaded the Midwest Region of Nigeria, to the west of the River Niger, in early August, 1967. They spread west, taking Benin City and reaching as far as…