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1982
Geníl Emeka Ojukwu, secessionist leader of Biafra during Nigeria's civil war (1967-1970), was pardoned and returned home from exile.
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2003 Mar 29
Nigeria police shot and killed seven members of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra and arrested more than 20 to forestall a rally where they planned to make a symbolic declaration of independence. The leader of the failed Biafra state, Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, a leading opposition politician, lost in the April, 2003, presidential elections that were widely alleged to have been rigged.
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2007 Jan 9
Nigeria started paying more than 1,000 Biafran police pensioners, 37 years after the west African country ended a bloody civil war.
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2011 Nov 26
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (78), the secessionist leader during Nigeria's civil war in the late 1960s and a pivotal figure in the country's history, died in Britain. Ojukwu's 1967 declaration of independence for Biafra came largely in response to the killing of large numbers of Igbos in the country's north.
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2016 May 29
In Nigeria at least 10 people were killed during protests by pro-Biafra campaigners. Activists wanting a separate state for the Igbo people in the southeast were commemorating the 49th anniversary of the declaration of an independent Republic of Biafra on May 30, 1967.
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2016 May 30
In Nigeria protests by pro-Biafra campaigners, wanting a separate state for the Igbo people in the southeast, commemorated the 49th anniversary of the 1967 declaration of an independent Republic of Biafra. Amnesty International later said at least 17 were killed and nearly 50 injured in Onitsha alone in violence linked to the commemoration.
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