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History Of Hatred By Northerners Towards The Igbo Copied By Other Tribes Over Time |The Republican News

By Great Imo Jonathan

Ndi chee nu echiche

After reading a profiling statement of Governor Godwin Obaseki’s aide, Jacks Obasunyi and Dare Ajiga against the Igbos, relating to a statement made by some IPOB members as regards the death of army chief of staff I felt cold. They both attempted to manipulate those comments to appear as the opinion of the Igbos. Yet I came across a video by Mayegun, a Yoruba guy and comments of a few other persons who are not Igbos showing their disdain for the late chief. Those IPOB boys have accused him and other officers of killing their members in their hundreds during their rallies to call for the restoration of Biafra. It is naturally expected that they will consider anybody in uniform as enemy. But to use this opportunity again to rekindle hatred against Igbos is nothing but a demonic affair.

THIS IS AN AGE LONG HATRED AGAINST IGBO AND IT WAS HERE BEFORE 1966.

In 1945, indigenous peoples in Jos, Plateau State, had a clash that had nothing to do with Igbos. But in the end, Igbos were killed and their shops were looted and burnt down for what they knew nothing about.

Again In 1953 in Kano Igbos were massacred and their properties looted for an issue they did not create. Enahoro who was Awolowo’s associate had moved a motion for independence and the north was opposed to it, they went to the north to try and convince the people, northerners took offense and rioted. They killed Igbos, looted their shops and burnt them down. Yet the was not an Igbo man.

Yet in 1953, the north wanted to secede from Nigeria, (exactly what IPOB is asking for now) an Igbo man called Nnandi Azikiwe pleaded with them so that we can all leave as one family. Life bullets were not used to exterminate their young ones as being done in Igbo land now. Rather they were begged.

Then the worst happened. A fine gentleman and refined military officer from Okpanam in present day Delta State, South South Nigeria, along with Ifeajuna, Ademulegun and two others got other military officers both of northern and southern extraction to execute a coup in what they considered an attempt to clean up the political space in Nigeria. It was eventually branded Igbo coup. Despite the counter coup that led to the retaliatory killing of over 300 top Igbo military officers and Ironsi the then military head of state, they still went ahead to massacre thousands of Igbo civilians for an issue that was a simply a military affair and at best involved the political class. Over ninety thousand (90,000) Igbos were killed in a pogrom, women and children, poor artisans and traders massacred in cold blood. Yet it was not a war.

Then came the ultimate blood letting event of 1967 to 1970. A genocidal war was levied against eastern Nigeria. In a manner to explan the deep seated hatred for the Igbo, women and children were bombed to death in their millions. This was against rules of engagement in war. Women and children were targeted for mass murder. The Asaba massacre story is still being suppressed because those who did it are now ashamed of their history.

By the end of 1970, over 3 million Igbos had been killed in that genocidal war, over 2 million of them being women and children, a genocide only next to the Jewish Holocaust.

There has never been blood letting like it on the continent of Africa. Yet there still are efforts to suppress this story of animosity, even to the extent of banning history from being thought in schools in the country.

Yet the obsessive hatred against the Igbos that a British journalist working for the BBC talked about when he interviewed one of Nigeria’s leaders before independence and 1966, has not stopped.

Since after that war Igbos are still being killed and are made to suffer loses from issues that does not concern them. Even when others quarel amongst themselves they will find a way to settle it with the blood of Igbos. Kano 1980, Maiduguri 1982, Jimeta 1984, Gombe 1985, Zaria 1987, Kaduna and Kafanchan 1991.

They either start as religious riot or ethnic crisis. The ultimate end is that Igbos will be killed and their properties looted even when they are not party to the quarrel. It continued in Bauchi and Katsina 1991, Kano 1991, Zangon-Kataf 1992, Funtua 1993, Kano 1994, Kaduna 2000, Kaduna 2001, Maiduguri 2001, Jos Crisis-Setember 2001, Kaduna 2002 and Jos-November 2008.

Yet there was the beheading of Gideon Akaluka in December of 1996 in a POLICE STATION in Kano.

And then there was the post April 2011 Presidential Election: 10 youth-corps members and numerous citizens murdered and Igbos were not spared. Not to forget that there was Jos Christmas Eve 2010 killing of Igbos, Mubi January 6 2012 and many Igbo deaths caused by boko haram.

Go and look up your history and know how many times Igbos have been mindlessly killed since 1945 to date.

Yet some people are not satisfied. Recently, Nigerian youths from across the country protested against police brutality tagged Endsars. Some over zealous government officials mismanaged the situation and everywhere went up in flames. Quickly the manipulators of Nigeria against the Igbos cooked up their narrative in order to instigate the Yorubas to attack Igbos in Lagos but the Yorubas resisted their propaganda. This mindless propagandists did not even mention that many of shops that were looted or destroyed in Surulere Area and Aja belong to Igbo people. They did not mention that in the South East where Igbos are predominant properties where also destroyed, including the famous Aba North local government headquarter. They wanted to manipulate things again so that Igbos can be attacked and their properties to be destroyed. They succeeded in Rivers where Governor Wike, basking in his zealous stupidity attacked Igbos in Obigo in the guise that Endsars protest was an IPOB affair and that they operated from the town. He has succeeded in killing many Igbos in that community and closing down Igbo markets in the city. A product of abandoned property reinventing hatred against Igbos.

Yet no one remembered that Igbos in Abuja were killed during the protest and their properties destroyed in Apo.

The trend is continuing with the recent statement by the shameless Code of Conduct Tribunal Chairman who was seen on video assaulting a security guard in Abuja. Rather than explain his nonsense behaviour he sent his media aide to put out junk of a press release trying to implicate Igbos and create ethnic sentiment against them being their usual fall guys. Not minding that the security guard in question is from Plateau State in northern Nigeria where the Chairman comes from.

As if that was not enough, Lagos State commissioner of police raised another false alarm trying to cause serious disaffection between Igbos and Yorubas in Lagos. He was supported one “fame chaser” called Joe Igbokwe who is always sell his people out for his selfish interest, a man whose belly is his god. But God did put them to shame as the Yorubas again told them off. And it was eventually discovered to be a lie but nobody knows if they are still planning to bomb Lagos in order to implicate Igbos.

Then came Mr. Malami, the AGF, with his killer herdsmen and Igbo motor parts dealers narrative. Something suggesting that he was levying another ethnic hatred against Igbo business men and women in the north. But it did not materialise.

And now the death of Nigeria’s Army Chief is being used to malign the Igbos again. Any statement made by a typical IPOB member who sees the army as enemy for killing over 700 of their members since 2017, is posited as Igbos speaking. I mean people that have never equated any statement of herdsmen or meyattialah as that of the north talk more of those of Boko Haram or Bandits using comments by IPOB members to colour the opinion of Igbos, notwithstanding the fact that millions of Igbos are not their members and many are opposed to them.

And I ask: what is this hatred all about? You hate them so much yet you don’t want to let them go. How much more of their blood do you want before your vampire gods will be appeased? You sent Python to dance against their protesting harmless youths and you extracted their blood and buried them in shallow graves. They gathered to pray at Ngwa High School in Aba and you turned the venue into a horror field shooting life bullets as many of them were sent to their early graves. You sent Crocodile and all manner of metaphorical animals to stop them from speaking out against their oppression and they have paid severely with their blood but it doesn’t appear you are yet appeased.

1945 to 2021 is long time enough to have shown hatred against a people. Don’t give me that nonsense excuse of 1966 coup because you the killing of Igbos started before then. Your 1966 coup was just a good excuse enough to attempt to annihilate them because the war you levied on them looked like a premeditated genocide. The BBC British journalist interview even before independence was a good reference to the hate against Igbos before the coup. Or how do you explain that many other coups outside that one were not branded along ethnic lines?

Enough of this hatred against Igbos. Whatever that is motivating it is evil. Igbos love to travel, relate with others and even build and develop places where they reside outside their homeland. They are hard working and adventurous, bold and ambitious. I see those who hate them like the brothers of Joseph who hated him for nothing but his dreams and coat of many colours. If Joseph could be so hated for his dream and coat of many colours and Cain could kill Abel for offering God the best sacrifice I am not surprised that some people can hate Igbos. But don’t look for cheap excuses to hinge your dark heart.

Great Imo Jonathan

(Disclaimer, the content and opinions are that of the writer and based on history)

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“It’s Sad Ways The Igbo Are Badly Treated And Marginalised, This Has To Change” — Phyno

Popular singer and artist, Chibuzo Nelson Azubuike with stage name Phyno wrote on his Twitter account about the ill-treatment of the Igbo in Nigeria and also on the marginalisation that is beginning to become more obvious and clear to him and to a large number of people within Nigeria.

He wrote ; “I pity my people that will travel back to the South-East this Christmas season. Every road is bad. Very bad that 30min drive turns into 6hours sometimes. Even ENUGU Airport is shutdown for maintenance till further notice. How far? What’s going on?

It has become even an open point of discussion on the marginalisation of the Igbo in Nigeria and it appears some Igbo public figures like celebrities are beginning to voice out their concerns.

The region has the worst federal government presence in the entire country. The federal roads in the South east is the worst in the country. There is no functional international airport, though they are statistically the most traveled people of the country.

One viral audio recently release on the social media, one of the callers from the North recounted how the government of Buhari has openly shown hatred towards the Igbo and his effort to exclude the Igbo in his government is solely responsible for his government’s failure.

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The Igbo, Not Fulani-led FG, Nor English Establishment Is Responsible For My Ordeal —Adeyinka Grandson

Let me take the opportunity to explicate to you about my arrest, interrogation and release by the Scotland Yard Counter Terrorism Command on the 6th August 2019.

The Ibo members of IPOB, disguised as members of the public, selected 40 of the 400 videos I have created for my YouTube channel and passed them to the London Metropolitan Police. 17 of the 40 videos alluded to organized violence regarding the public course of actions of the Young Yoruba for Freedom (YYF), a conservative youth organization established in 2012 to take Yorubaland out of Nigeria, for which I am the President.

The Scotland Yard Counter Terrorism Command was concerned about the zeal of the YYF to use chemical and biological weapons to defend the Yoruba’s civilization and arrested me for interrogation.

I adverted to the letters written by me to President Trump, the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and the CIA to extend military support to the Yoruba nation whilst impressing it on the Fulani’s led Federal Government to agree to a return to the regional government as negotiated among the three major ethnic groups before independence of 1960. These letters contributed in no small measure to my bail.

In spelling out the political realities in Nigeria, the Ibo nation and her criminally minded people must stop their propaganda around the Biafraud agitation. The Young Yoruba now knows that it is the desire of the Ibo that Nigeria remains a country under the fraudulent unitary system. The bad news for the Ibo is that the unitary system will cease soon.

The minority Fulani must also appreciate that the unitary presidential system is about to end for good. And that the influence of the self-serving career politicians in England is being eroded in view of the developing relationship between the Yoruba and United States of America.

If the Ibo and Fulani do not wish for Yorubaland to secede from Nigeria, then they must agree to the regional government as negotiated before Nigeria’s independence in 1960. If they do not wish for a return to the regional government, then they must agree to the Yoruba’s control of the presidency of Nigeria forever. Anything otherwise will lead to another civil war and the Yoruba nation will receive the support of the government and the good people of the United States of America. This, we have been reassured.

In the meantime and pending the outcome of the Scotland Yard Counter Terrorism Command investigation, Gbenga, the Vice President of YYF, has assumed the position as the substantive President of the Young Yoruba for Freedom (YYF). He will give subsequent directives in regards of the YYF and the issues before the Scotland Yard Counter Terrorism Command.

Adeyinka Grandson
London, England.
Friday, 9th August 2019.

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Robbery In UAE: Memo To Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa -Peter Ekekwe |RN

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Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora

The Senior Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Dabiri-Erewa caused a serious controversy making public the names of Nigerians of Igbo extraction, who allegedly robbed a Bureau de Change in United Arab Emirates. Many Nigerians believed that it was done out of tribal hatred than working to name and shame, if not why was the same woman angry about another Nigerian, of Yoruba extraction who was executed today in Saudi Arabia for drug trafficking, without calling her name out.

So, this memo was made by the writer to remind her of many other criminals of Nigerian extraction, who were not isolated for naming and shaming, rather their names were kept secret by Mrs Dabiri-Erewa.

Below is the memo:

By Peter Ekekwe

 

Dear Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa,

Mine is not a very long letter. Just to commend you for the “passion” that you bring to your work.

I believe like you, that when we name and shame the bad eggs tarnishing the image of our dear Nigeria, abroad, it will deter others from a life of crime, ABROAD.

It is in this light that I appreciate your publishing the names of the 5 robbers in UAE. You gave their names as Chimmuanya Emmanuel Ozo, Benjamin Nwachukwu Ajah, Kingsley Ikenna Ngoka, Tochukwu Leonard Alusi and Chile Micah Ndumodu (Ndunagu?)
Like you rightly pointed out “these five boys are a disgrace to this country and an embarrassment “.

Unfortunately Mrs Dabiri, you simply referred to the woman executed for drugs as “A Nigerian woman “. I believe you were in a hurry to address this very pressing national issue, that you couldn’t wait to get her name.

You also in the same vein failed to inform Nigerians of the names of the other Nigerians already executed for drugs and those on death row for the same drug crimes.

While you and your team are busy unravelling the name of the “Nigerian woman executed for drugs”, permit me to give the names of those already executed and those on death row. Am sure you will agree with me that all hands must be on deck to save the image of our nation.

THOSE EXECUTED FOR DRUGS IN SAUDI ARABIA

1. Yusuf Yekini Ajiboye
2. Adebayo Adeniyi
3. Mohammed Abubakar
4. Mohammed Issa
5. Ibrahim Ciroma
6. Biola Ologunro

THOSE ON DEATH ROW FOR DRUGS IN SAUDI ARABIA

1. Idris Adepoju
2. Abdulrimi Ajibola
3. Jimoh Lawal
4. Tunde Ibraheem
5. Amode Sulaman
6. Hafis Amosun
7. Aliu Mohammed
8. Babatunde
9. Abdulrasaq Lawal
10. Yekini
11. Abubakar
12. Kawu Muhammed
13. Madinah Yahaya
14. Awalu Muhammed
15. Kafilat Oljide
16. Ayisa
17. Abdulraman Mu’azu,
18. Abdulraman Durojaye
19. Abubakar Usman
20. Sunny
21. Emeka
22. Issa.

I hope I have saved you time that you can channel towards other issues.

Thank you for all your services to our beloved country.

N/B
Forgive me for missing the “Honourable’ in writing your name.

Mr. Peter Ekekwe

 

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Stop Discriminating Against The Igbo, Nwodo Warns |The Republican News

Nwodo enjoined the Igbo people outside their home states to respect the culture of their host communities and be guided by the laws of the land.

Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure

President General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo, has cautioned Nigerians against any form of discrimination against the Igbo, saying the country belongs to all ethnic nationalities in the country.

Nwodo said the present composition of the country allows free participation of all ethnic groups in the political and social activities, hence, the need for Igbo to be given adequate opportunity to participate in political activities where ever they live within the country.

Speaking at this year’s Igbo Cultural Day celebration in Akure, the Ondo State capital, Nwodo observed that the Igbo ethnic nationality is the most marginalised ethnic group in the country.

The Ohanaeze leader said the Igbo should be allowed to hold political positions in any part of the state they find themselves.

He said: “As a student in the University of Ibadan, I contested the post of the President of the students union and I defeated a Yoruba man. Despite being an Igbo, I enjoyed the support of the Yoruba who were majority of the students.”

“I expect the same thing to happen in the larger society. I look forward to a country where an Igbo man will contest and win elections in Ondo or Osun State. And a Yoruba man will contest and win election in Imo or Enugu State.”

Nwodo also enjoined the Igbo people outside their home states to respect the culture and traditions of their host communities and be guided by the laws of the land.

He lauded the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, for creating an enabling environment for the Igbo to live and do their businesses, saying the support given to the Igbo is unprecedented.

Also, he stressed the need for business collaboration between the state and the Igbo, adding that the Igbo are ready to partner Akeredolu to drive the economy of the state forward.

In his remarks, Governor Akeredolu solicited the support of the Igbo ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Akeredolu, specifically, called on the Igbo living in the state to support his administration in his desire to transform the state and turn it to economic hub of the nation.

Similarly, former governor of the state, Olusegun Mimiko, called on the Igbo to ensure they support credible candidates with good antecedents in next year’s general elections.

Mimiko, who is contesting for the Ondo Central Senatorial District election, on the platform of the Zenith Labour Party, said the Igbo hold vital position in the country and urged them to ensure they vote wisely during the forthcoming elections.

Describing the Igbo ethnic nationality as an indefatigable force in the country, Governor Akeredolu, who said the Igbo are lovers of good governance and democracy, assured his administration will not discriminate against them.

He said the Igbo living in the state benefit from programmes of his government, adding that many of them are given contracts like their Yoruba counterparts.

The governor said the Igbo have the right to enjoy the rights and privileges being enjoyed by the Yoruba in the state.

Also, he advised the Igbo to remain committed to the course of advancing the economic frontiers of the state, promising that his government will continue to partner them for the progress of the state.   (The Sun)

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The Igbo Should Have Been Wiped Out During Biafra War – Babcock University Staff, Ajibola

A Babcock University staff identified as Alaba Ajibola is currently trending on social media after his rant against the Igbos of South-East Nigeria.

Ajibola who revealed how much he loathes the Igbos in a Facebook comment stated that the Igbos should have been wiped out during the Biafran war.

According to him, ‘If this happened, Nigeria would have ‘gone far off’ as the tribe is the most hated tribe in the world’.

 

Babcock University Staff, Alaba Ajibola

Source: Oriental Times

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Death Toll In Clash Between Christian, Muslim Youths In Kaduna Rises To 12 |RN

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•Hundreds of hotels, shops, cars razed

Sola OjoKaduna

AS residents and traders continue to count their losses over the bloody violence that erupted between the Christian and Muslim youths of Kasuwan Magani, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, the death toll has risen to 12.

The state Commissioner of Police, Austin Iwar, who paid an unscheduled visit to the scene of the violence yesterday, confirmed that 11 persons were buried on Monday evening while another injured person lost his life early yesterday.

The police boss, who was supported by other security chiefs, expressed concerns over needless bloody violence in the area, vowed to unravel both the remote and immediate causes of the violence.

He said: “I can confirm to you that 11 persons were buried last night (Monday) while one of those who sustained injuries died this morning (Tuesday).

“We have arrested some suspects and dangerous weapons, including petrol bombs, recovered.

“About two weeks ago, there were skirmishes of unrest in the area and we equally made some arrests. We did not know or envisaged that there was a ground design and plans to carry out the attack. Those suspects arrested before now have been charged to court.

“But, I want to assure the people here and the public that, we will not leave any stone unturned to unravel the remote course of the violence, which has left some persons dead and properties destroyed.

“Our call to all the parties is to sheath their swords and embrace peace because as it stands, all parties in the crisis are losers.”

Carcases of hundreds of houses, shops and hotels razed and about 30 cars and motorcycles litter the scene when Daily Sun visited.  (The Sun)

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