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Vol 57 No 24

Published 2nd December 2016


Nigeria

Army's 'Biafra' overreaction

Five years ago, the movement for a separate Igbo nation, Biafra, seemed dead in the water of the Niger Delta. Fighting between leaders of the secessionist Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) over money and status sapped their supporters of both cash and morale. Now the cause has rallied around the detention and forthcoming trial of a prominent activist, Nwannekaenyi Kenny Okwu 'Nnamdi' Kanu, and the brutality of the army in suppressing peaceful protests, detailed in a November report by Amnesty International.

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