The 1966 anti-Igbo pogrom was a series of massacres committed against Igbo people and other people of southern Nigerian origin living in northern [Nigeria] starting in May 1966 and reaching a peak after 29 September 1966.
These events led to the secession of the eastern Nigerian region and the declaration of the Republic of Biafra, which ultimately led to the Nigeria-Biafra war . The 1966 massacres of southern Nigerians have been described as a holocaust by “Greene -1975 . The Struggle for Secession 1966-70:
A Personal Account of the Nigerian Civil War by N. U. Akpan. The Nigerian Civil War 1967-70. The Royal African society in January 1975 and others have variously been described as genocide.