The Nigeria-Biafra Civil War, My personal Reminiscences of the conflict in Afikpo 1967-1970 – Rory O’Brien SPS.
The Nigeria-Biafra Civil War describes how Fr. Rory O’Brien’s missionary life took an unexpected course with his posting to Afikpo in 1967. In graphic detail he describes the circumstances of war and the missionary challenges of mistrust, fear, recrimination, death, suffering, starvation and survival together with eventual peace and reconciliation. Selfless and fearless dedication by an extraordinary priest who devoted sixty years to missionary service to the people of Nigeria and Cameroon. His legacy of leadership and inspiration is evident to all who are privileged to have encountered his infectious zest for life and care of people. Fr. Rory now lives in retirement with his family and home community of Ballinamere, in Tullamore, Co. Offaly.