“There has been genocide on the occasion of the 1966 massacres… the region between the towns of Benin and Asaba where only widows and orphans remain, federal troops having, for unknown reasons, massacred all the men” (Le Monde, 5th April, 1968).
“In Calabar… federal forces shot at least 1000 and perhaps 2000 Ibos, most of them civilians” (New York Times, 18th January, 1968).
“Bestialities and indignities of all kinds were visited on Biafrans in 1966. In Ikeja Barracks (Western Nigeria) Biafrans were forcibly fed on a mixture of human urine and faeces. In Northern Nigeria numerous Biafran house-wives and nursing mothers were raped before their husbands and children. Young girls were abducted from their homes, working places and schools and forced into sexual intercourse with sick, demented and leprous men. Mr. Erif Spiff (Eyewitness, 1966).
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Radio Biafra Media