6th July in Nigeria’s history


1967 July 6: The Biafra War erupted. The war which lasted more than two years, claimed six hundred thousands (600,000) lives. The war broke out when the Igbos launched a rebellion to form a separate state following allegations of ethnic cleansing. This led by late Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu.

2006 July 6: A Dutch oil worker was kidnapped by armed men from a Royal Dutch Shell gas plant and he was released in July 10, 2006.


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