The Nigerian Civil War, usually known as the Biafran War (6 July 1967 – 15 January 1970), was a war battled between the legislature of Nigeria and the secessionist territory of Biafra. Biafra spoke to patriot desires of the Igbo individuals, whose initiative felt they could never again exist together with the Northern-ruled government. The contention came about because of political, financial, ethnic, social and religious pressures which went before Britain’s formal decolonization of Nigeria from 1960 to 1963. Prompt reasons for the war in 1966 incorporated a military upset, a counter-overthrow and oppression of Igbo living in Northern Nigeria. Control over the lucrative oil generation in the Niger Delta assumed an imperative key part.
Inside a year, the Federal Government troops encompassed Biafra, catching waterfront oil offices and the city of Port Harcourt. The bar forced amid the resulting stalemate prompted serious starvation. Amid the two and half years of the war, there were around 100,000 general military setbacks, while in the vicinity of 500,000 and 2 million Biafran regular folks kicked the bucket of starvation.
In mid-1968, pictures of malnourished and starving Biafran youngsters immersed the broad communications of Western nations. The situation of the starving Biafrans turned into a reason célèbre in outside nations, empowering a critical ascent in the financing and unmistakable quality of worldwide non-administrative associations (NGOs). England and the Soviet Union were the primary supporters of the Nigerian government in Lagos, while France, Israel and some different nations upheld Biafra. France and Israel gave weapons to the two soldiers.