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On this day in 1970, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu fled into exile.

On this day 11/1/1970, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu fled into exile. Before leaving, he announced that he was leaving Biafra to seek an end to the Nigerian civil war.

12 days later, on 23 January 1970, the government of Houphouët-Boigny granted him Asylum in Ivory Coast.

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