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Testimony

Elizabeth Bird interviews 96-year old survivor Sylvester Okocha, Asaba, 2009

Elizabeth Bird interviews 96-year old survivor
Sylvester Okocha, Asaba, 2009.

By the end of 2016, the research team had interviewed over 100 people who witnessed or survived the killings in Asaba. The first few were recorded at the 2009 October Symposium, with many more added in Lagos, Asaba, Benin City,London, and Ibadan, during many research visits by Bird and Ottanelli from 2009 to 2016.On the following pages, video clips from various interviewees tell the story of what happened on the 6-7th October, and speak of the need to remember. Many were used to compile the video: Most Vulnerable Nigerians: The Legacy of the Asaba Massacres, available at: https://vimeo.com/71894404