The Aburi Accord

The Aburi meeting was billed to be the last chance of preventing all out war. It was held between 4 and 5 January 1967. The meeting was attended by delegates of both the Federal Government of Nigeria (The supreme Military Council) and the Eastern delegates, led by theEastern Region’s leader Colonel Ojukwu.

Aburi, Accra Ghana was chosen as a venue because the eastern delegates led by the Governor of Eastern State Colonel Ojukwu’s safety could not be guaranteed anywhere within the western or northern part of the country.

An agreement was reached but finally broke down because of differences of interpretation on both sides. This led to the outbreak of the Nigerian Civil War.

On this day, 30 May 1967 Biafra proclaimed its independence from Nigeria. ( First posted in 2011)

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