Nearly two million
people were slaughtered in the four-year Nigerian/Biafran Civil War.
American educated Nnamdi Agbakoba writes a chilling account of
bloodshed and almost miraculous survival in The Terrors of War. As
much a story of war as of peace, of cowardice as of heroism, he
reveals the spiritual lessons learned, as well as a powerful
philosophical viewpoint found in the Bible and the Koran. Woven
together, The Terrors of War is a uniquely compelling book. Author
Agbakoba takes his account far beyond the events of the mid-sixties,
when Nigeria's Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed
Forces was assassinated and the country was drowning in a sea of
anarchy, starvation, and brutality. He delves into fascinating
parallels between that civil war and the American presence in Iraq.
There are no wiser words than those of the author: War is a
reflection of a total breakdown of diplomatic dialogue and
discussions aimed at resolving differences. War breaks out when
compromise, tolerance, forgiveness, and diplomatic discussions
completely fail. In Terrors of War, the futile and violent results
of hatred are studied. . .and important conclusions are reached.