A retired general of the
Biafran Army presents a post-mortem account of the events of the Nigerian civil
war, 1966-70. He attempts to explain dispassionately why army officers toppled
the civil government in the cause of stability, and the considerable civilian
support they received; and the ensuing riots and counter-coup, in the name of
reunification, which led to a civil war, claiming some three million lives.
He presents eye-witness accounts,
and from an insider-perspective tells the story of how and why the Biafrans
fought the war for almost three years under blockade and in isolation from the
outside world, aiming to rectify much perceived misinformation about the war
published outside Africa.