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Victims of the Asaba massacre

No of names: 373
Nigerian Civil War

Organisation: University of South Florida
Org. type: Educational organisation
The Asaba massacre took place in the nigerian town of Asaba during the Biafran war 7-10 of October 1967. Between 500 and 700 townspeople died in a massacre that was carried out by Nigerian governement troops. University of South Florida (USF) has made extensive research about this event, which is presented on the website http://asabamemorial.org/. They describe their project as follows:

”The Asaba Memorial Project represents a collaboration between USF researchers in Anthropology and History, together with the people of Asaba, and the USF Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, to document and memorialize a mass killing of civilians that took place in 1967, during the Nigerian Civil War. The goal of this initiative is to “reclaim” the history of the event, in a spirit of reconciliation, allowing previously-unheard stories to be told and valued.”

The website also includes a partial list of those killed in October 1967, which was compiled by Asaba Development Council in 1981.
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