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Throwback: See what Onitsha looked like before the Civil War (Photos)

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See what Onitsha looked like before the Biafra war

Emerging photos have given an insight as to how life was within Onitsha in Anambra state, before the civil war that spanned between 1967 and 1970.

See what Onitsha looked like before the Biafra war

The Old “Niger Bridge” was and still remains even in its re-modification, the major corridor in and out of the southeast. Photo: Omambala

The city of Onitsha which is also pronounced as Onicha, is a located on the eastern bank of the Niger River, in Anambra state.

This metropolitan city has a great history that endears it not only to the Igbo people, but to Nigeria as a whole.

It is known for its river port, and as an economic hub for commerce, industry, and education.

Below are photos that tell much about the trade and economic stability which Onitsha had attained, even before the Nigerian civil war.

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The parks and markets around the River Niger were always busy as merchants from all around the country and beyond, came to Onitsha to trade

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The Igbo people take a great pride in Onitsha and the way it has developed in years after the civil war.

Pro-Biafran also see Onitsha as a stronghold for their agitation, knowing that the nation will feel the sting, if anything should halt the economic activities in Onitsha.

It is on this premise that many pro-Bifara protests have held in Onitsha, most of which had very great impact and shook the nation.