NIGERIA: Ben Okafor remembers the Biafran war

Ben Okafor spoke to Witness on the BBC World Service.

It is 45 years since Biafra in south-eastern Nigeria declared independence, sparking a bloody civil war that lasted two and a half years and killed more than a million people. Ben Okafor was just 12 years old when it began and told the BBC's Witness programme what happened.