Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date

October 2009

Creation Date


Publisher Information

Florida Holocaust Museum in conjunction with University of South Florida Tampa Library and Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center


Asaba (Nigeria), Asiodu, Philip C., Civil War, 1967-1970, Crimes against humanity


This is an oral history interview with Chief Philip Asiodu, the Izoma of Asaba, Nigeria. Chief Asiodu briefly describes his education and career in Nigeria's Foreign Service and Civil Service; he has held a number of positions in the Nigerian federal government, including Minister of Petroleum. He discusses the events leading up to the Asaba Massacre, a mass killing of civilians which occurred in 1967 during the Nigerian Civil War, and describes his memories of that event. Chief Asiodu's brother, Sydney Bialosa Asiodu, was one of the people killed in the massacre.

Physical Information

1 sound file (73 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (17 p.)