Nigeria: A Deleted Tweet, a Twitter Ban and Biafran Wounds That Have Never Healed

The Nigerian state is intricately laced with violent threads, woven into it by its colonial, military and ethnic setup.

The Nigeria-Biafra war of 1967 to 1970 was both an outcome and a symptom of this configuration. This violent setup of the state is partly why the Biafran question remains an open sore. It has engendered heated activism in the country by groups like the Indigenous People of Biafra whose activism has often collided with the firepower of the state.

The Igbos are one of three largest…


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