Biafra: Tragedy in the Villages

After 20 months of fierce fighting, the Biafran war is at a virtual stale mate. The only thing about it that seems certain to intensify is human suffering. Ibo tribesmen under Lieut. Colonel Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu have retreated into what he calls "this steadily diminishing dot." Their only remaining city is an overcrowded market town called Umuahia. Their last significant link to the outside world is an airstrip 50 miles away at Uli. Though attacking Nigerians have the advantage of superior weaponry supplied by Britain and the Soviet Union, the Biafrans...

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