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"No victor, no vanquished".

This phrase became popular at the end of Nigeria's Civil War in January 1970.

Although, the nation has stayed united since then, there have been some hiccups that sparked ethnic clashes.

But the virtues that hold the nation together are celebrated annually on October 1 - Nigeria's Independence Day. Bounce News turns back the hands of time as we reflect on the cause of the war, its impact on the people and lessons learnt.

This story is told by those who fought on either side of the war.

Though their perspectives may differ, they agree on one thing - the war was a waste and it should never happen again.