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Republic of Benin, Nigeria

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[Flag of Biafra] image by Željko Heimer, 20 Sept 2008

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The Republic of Benin was a short-lived secession by Mid Western State of Nigeria between 19 September 1967 until 20 September 1967.
Jens Pattke, 08 July 2006, text amended by James Dignan, Sept 2008

Republic of Benin (1967)

[Flag of Rep. of Benin, 1967] image by Ivan Sache, 01 July 1996

Flag of the so-called Republic of Benin established in mid-west Nigeria in 1967.
Stuart Notholt, 30 June 1996

The flag was the same as Biafra's but the red is changed to black (and then the black is 2/3 of the flag). The Republic of Benin survived only a few hours. The capital was taken by Biafran forces later the same day and was recovered by the Nigerian federal troops during the night. The nominal territory of the republic (in fact under Biafran control) was recovered later.
Jaume Ollé, 20 Jan 1997