PCR 404: The Nigerian Civil War

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. critically evaluate the Nigerian civil war and its resolution;
  2. evaluate the implications of the civil war on Nigeria, socially, economically, politically and psychologically;
  3. learn lessons from the colossal damage of the war with the view to avoid re- occurrence; and
  4. mentor and guide the public on the avoidance of unmitigated and unnecessary racial, tribal and sectional crises and wars.
Course Contents

The remote and immediate causes, the outbreak, the combat, role of international community and the resolution of the Nigerian Civil War of 1967 Р1970. The Study will specifically engage combat areas like the Abagana ambush, Midwest invasion, Fall of Enugu, Abakaliki battles, Delta region battles and many others. The continuous implications and consequences of the Civil War to the Nigeria’s political economy and its snow- balling into the current South East agitations.