#THROWBACK:Vintage Photos Of ONITSHA In The 60's

Christ the King College in the early 60's

Onitsha  is a city and river port on the eastern bank of the Niger river in Anambra state, southeastern Nigeria.
In the early 1960s, before the Nigerian Civil War , the population was officially recorded as 76,000, and the town was distinctive in a number of dimensions; the great Nigerian writer Chinau Achebe(born and raised in the contiguous town of Ogidi) characterized it as harboring an "esoteric region from which creativity sallies forth at will to manifest itself," "a zone of occult instability" . Though it experienced great suffering during and after the civil war, by virtue of its still-strategic geographic position Onitsha has continued to develop, and by 2001 had an estimated population of 511,000 with a metropolitan  population of 1,003,000. The indigenous people of Onitsha are Igbo and speak the Igbo language.See more pictures below
The New Market Road ,Onitsha in 1962

Locally made lorry en route in 1962
Culled from Wikipedia

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