A Biafran soldier during the Civil War, 1968. Two young soldiers of the Biafran army, Nonso, 14 (L) and Tochukwu, 16 (R) talk to one another in the city of Umuahia on August 31, 1968 as the Nigerian federal troops continue their advance during the Biafran war. Both of them perished in the war.
They were killed during the Second Battle of Onitsha, November 1968.
The Nigerian Civil War (6 July 1967 – 15 January 1970; also known as the Nigerian-Biafran War or the Biafran War) was a civil war fought between the government of Nigeria and the Republic of Biafra, a secessionist state which had declared its independence from Nigeria in 1967.The agitation has since continued till today for an independent state of Biafra.