The Nigerian Civil War forty years after, what lessons?

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Published by Aboki Publishers in Makurdi .

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  • Nigeria -- History -- Civil War, 1967-1970 -- Congresses

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Statementedited by Armstrong Matiu Adejo.
SeriesHistorical Society of Nigeria (HSN) publication series
ContributionsAdejoh, A., Historical Society of Nigeria.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDT515.836 .N58 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 481 p. ;
Number of Pages481
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23657060M
ISBN 109788098908
ISBN 109789788098904
LC Control Number2009351850

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