Nigeria: Biafra's Two Wars

The stranglehold tightened last week on Biafra, where the secessionist forces of Lieut. Colonel Chukwuemeka Ojukwu are encircled by the federal Nigerian army. Only three cities remain in Biafran control: Umuahia, Owerri and Aba. Of these three, by far the most vital to Ojukwu is Aba, a trade and rail center of 100,000 before the war and Biafra's provisional capital. It was at Aba that Nigeria's 3rd Division, moving steadily north from Port Harcourt, aimed its assault.

Orders with Kick. To reach Aba, federal forces had to cross the swift cur rents...

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