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Unformatted text preview: their favoring of the Northern or Biafran troops is concerned. Ojukwu was able to use the hegemonic powers of the Biafran state to influence his followers. He fails to mention that the Northern troops were scarce in the region and that they initially showed no hostility toward the Biafran invasion because the amount of troops they had in the region was small and weak because they were not expecting such an invasion from the Biafra. As a result of the invasion, the people of the Midwestern region lost some trust in the Biafra, and the government strengthened their troops and police force in the region, but Biafra was still able to control the region administratively. Ojukwu would further make use of his hegemonic powers in 1967 by seceding from the Nigerian state and forming a Biafran state, which would later be a leading cause of the Nigerian Civil War....
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