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The Republic of Biafra was a short-lived secessionist state in southeastern Nigeria.
The country was named after the Bight of Biafra, the bay of the Atlantic to its south.
It existed from May 30, 1967 to January 15, 1970.
The military's Chief of Staff formally announced capitulation on January 12.
Location West Africa Capital Lagos Main Religions Christianity, Islam Main Languages English , Yoruba, Ibo, Ful, Hausa History Nigeria became independent from Great Britain in 1960 International Oval NGR ISO Code NG
(1) Jim Fox/Picture by Greg Gibson