Breaking: ‘Igbo are not the only ones wanting out of the ‘zoo’called Nigeria, have you visited embassies in Nigeria with millions wanting-out, millions crossing sahara-desert to enter Europe, folks with mansions in Dubai, they too want out of the ‘Zoo’-Nigeria’–Ezeana Igirigi Achusim New York[RR]Chicago-USA–Respected commentator Pa Achusim reacting to a piece titled: “Why Igbos want […]
Breaking: ‘Igbo are not the only ones wanting out of the ‘zoo’called Nigeria, have you visited embassies in Nigeria with millions wanting-out, millions crossing sahara-desert to enter Europe, folks with mansions in Dubai, they too want out of the ‘Zoo’-Nigeria’–Ezeana Igirigi Achusim
New York[RR]Chicago-USA–Respected commentator Pa Achusim reacting to a piece titled: “Why Igbos want out of Nigeria-58 Genocidal and other Crimes Against Ndigbo–Media Directorate World Igbo Congress, said, “Igbo are not the only ones wanting out of Nigeria. Have you visited the embassies in Nigeria, with millions wanting out? They are not only Igbo. How about millions of Nigerians crossing the Sahara desert on their way to Europe? Many dead in Sahara desert or drowned in the Mediterranean Sea, dying while trying out of Nigeria. How about folks with mansions in Dubai? They too want out of Nigeria…’ Pa Ezeana Igirigi Achusim warned.
His words: “Igbo are not the only ones wanting out of Nigeria. Have you visited the embassies in Nigeria, with millions wanting out? They are not only Igbo. How about millions of Nigerians crossing the Sahara desert on their way to Europe? Many dead in Sahara desert or drowned in the Mediterranean Sea, dying while trying out of Nigeria. How about folks with mansions in Dubai? They too want out of Nigeria…’ Pa Ezeana Igirigi Achusim warned.
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Breaking: Why Igbos want out of Nigeria-58 Genocidal and other Crimes Against Ndigbo–Media Directorate World Igbo Congress
New York[RR]New York-Biafra–Through 1945, 1953, 1966, 1967, 1980s to the present, the massacre of the Igbo is a routine and meticulously executed project by Islamic sects and almajeri’s obviously motivated by hate, but never prosecuted by any governments. The target victims, the Igbo, are people who trusted the Nigerian government to protect them where ever they settled in “One Nigeria” to serve the government or to provide needed materials to sustain the local population. No Nigerian should forget the worse-than-brutal beheading and slaughtering of over 1000 youths, more than 500 of them Igbo, in 2011 by angry Northerners protesting President Goodluck Jonathan’s victory at the presidential election. Below is a chronological listing of the cycles of mayhem that have been visited on the Igbo in Nigeria.
A DIARY OF IGBO VICTIMS OF NORTHERN NIGERIA’s JIHADISTS:
1. Jos, June 22, 1945 – Over 200 people were massacred in Jos, and their property looted. The colonial authorities failed to institute a probe, and no justice was obtained for the victims.
2. Kano 1953 – over 150 killed following the political riots in protest of the so-called treatment of Northern political leaders in Ibadan.
3. Between May and October 1966 – over 50, 000 Igbo were killed in an organized pogrom following the Major Emmanuel Ifeajuna-led coup of Jan.15, 1966. In July a counter coup was staged in which the Igbo General Ironsi was killed in Ibadan with his host, Col. Francis A Fajuyi. Ironsi’s murder did not stem the massacres, but it was intensified from September 1966.
4. “Federal troops… killed, or stood by while mobs killed, more than 5000 Ibos in Warri, Sapele, Agbor…”(New York Times, 10th January, 1968)
5. From July 1967- January 1970 over 2 million Igbos were killed fighting for liberation in Biafra. The International press reported acts of genocide against the Igbo in places like Asaba in which more than 700 men and boys were lined up and killed, some as young as 12 years old. They were shot in cold blood by the troops of Gen. Ibrahim Haruna at the orders of Maj. Ibrahim Taiwo.
6. Over 3 million Igbo civilians died mainly from starvation as a result of the federal blockade and mass starvation policy.
7. December 18th-20th 1980_ Kano, Kano State_ Islamic Revivalists (Maitatsine group) attacked Christians and burnt churches; over 4,000 Christians, more than 75% of them Igbo, were killed and their properties worth millions of naira lost.
8. October 25th-30th 1982_ Kaduna, Kaduna State_ another Maitatsine riot; estimated 50 Christians in an Igbo dominated church dead.
9. Maiduguri 1982 – 1983 over 500 Igbos were killed 10. October 30th 1982_Kano, Kano State (Sabon Gari Municipality): 2 Churches attended by the Igbo were burnt to ashes, 6 more destroyed.
11. December 26th-29th 1982_Maiduguri, Borno State, Maitatsine riot: over 100 Igbo Christians lost their lives and properties destroyed.
12. February 15th -2nd March 1984_ The Gongola State (Jimeta-Yola) _ The Maitatsine group attacked Christians; over 500 Igbo Christians were killed.
13. April 23rd-28th 1985_Then Bauchi State (Gombe): Maitatsine uprising: more than 100 Christians lost their lives among them Igbo traders.
14. March 6th-12th 1987_ Kaduna State (Kafanchan, Kaduna, Zaria) & Katsina in Katsina State_ Muslim students attacked Christian students at College of Education in Kafanchan that had 0ver 60% Igbo students. The Christians fought back. The fight later spread to other places. More than 150 churches were burnt and over 25 Igbo Christians killed.
15. 1988, Kaduna State (ABU University Zaria), Benson Omenka, an Igbo final year student, killed by Muslim students during Students Union election. Christian students were also stoned, maimed and raped.
16. 1988_Bauchi State, Gombe in Bauchi State Secondary Schools, Muslim students attacked Christian Teachers and students in GSS Gombe, GTC Gombe and GSS Bauchi and other Secondary Schools in Bauchi State. Some of the Christian students were Igbo and badly wounded.
17. April 20th-23rd 1991_Bauchi, Bauchi state: Fighting between Muslims and Christians; more than 200 people lost their lives and 700 churches and mosques were burnt. The Igbo are usually part of church congregations that are attacked
18. October 14th-16th 1991_Kano State, Kano: The Reinhard Bonnke riots fighting between Muslims and Christians as Muslim activists rampaged and protested against a planned revival meeting during which a German Evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke, was expected to be the guest preacher. Igbo evangelists were the planners and the adherents were 90% Igbo.
19. October 1991, Plateau State: A young man from Anaguta was beaten to death on a field opposite University of Jos during election primaries of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP).
20. April 15th-16th 1992_Kaduna state, Zangon Kataf local Government Area. What was supposed to be a communal riot between Christians and Muslims spread throughout Kaduna State. Hundreds of people lost their lives and buildings were burnt among them over 200 Igbo.
21. December 1996, a Christian Igbo trader, Mr. Gideon Akaluka was beheaded by muslim youths in the Northern Nigerian city of Kano. According to the report, Mr. Akaluka’s wife was alleged to have desecrated the Quran. Some muslim youths in the city went after the husband, who ran into a police station, killed and beheaded him and joyfully paraded with his severed head around the streets of Kano metropolis.
22. February 4th -22nd 2000_Kaduna State. Riots began after a Christian march opposing the implementation of Sharia law. Travelers were killed as they tried to escape from their vehicles. More than 1,000 Igbo people died in various clashes.
23. February and May 2000_Kaduna State, Kaduna Christian Igbo and other Christians in Kaduna were attacked on two different occasions as Muslim fanatics protested against the delay in introduction of sharia in the state.
24. May 22nd 2000_Kaduna state_ Muslim youths torched the First Baptist Church and Christian homes, leading to retaliation by Christian youths. At least 11 Igbo people died and many others were injured in the incident.
25. September 7th-9th, 2000, Gombe State. In Bambam, Igbo 25 people died as a result of clashes between Muslims and Christians due to possible implementation of Sharia. Property damage was estimated in millions of Naira.
26. June 2001_Jigawa State_15 churches and 14 Pastors’ residences were burned down in Gawaram. A similar attack on 11 churches occurred earlier in that year in Hadejia. Most of these ere Igbo churches
27. 5th August 2001, Bauchi State: according to the Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN), Muslim mercenaries had attacked Christians in the Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro areas on two occasions. The attacks left more than 100 dead and 3,000 refugees, most of them Igbo
28. September 7th-17th 2001, Kano State, seven churches were demolished; six churches set ablaze by a mob. Fifty four churches given demolition notices and seventeen churches demolished by the Kano state government. The Governor stated that all churches in Shagari quarters of Kano city were “illegal structures”, probably due to the religious conflict in Jos and these were Igbo dominated churches.
29. October 7th 2001Kaduna State. Muslim youths attacked three churches and 10 Christian-owned shops with gas bombs, setting fire to the buildings.
30. October 14th-18th 2001, Kano State: As a result of Anti-American protests, 600 Christians were missing and another 350 were killed; at least five churches were burned during the resulting riots.
31. At the beginning of 2001, the Islamic Sharia law was implemented in Kaduna State and a particular incident in 2002 saw at least 1,000 Southerners killed in a particular riot and most of those killed were the Igbo. Among those murdered were parents of Victor Moses (Austin and Josephine Moses), member of Nigeria’s national soccer team that won the continental trophy in 2013.
32. Between February 16 and December 26, 2002 thousands of Igbo were killed in northern Nigeria and the root cause of the killing and riot was the implementation of Sharia law in the northern states of Nigeria. Among those killed were three Igbo Christian pastors including George Orji who was killed by beheading.
33. In November 2002, hundreds of Igbo were massacred again following controversy around the hosting of Miss World beauty contest in Nigeria.
34. The APO-SIX killings occurred in June, 2005 in which the Nigeria Police Force extra-judicially killed six young Igbo (Ekene Isaac Mgbe, Ifeanyi Ozor, Chinedu Meniru, Paulinus Ogbonna, Anthony and Augustina Arebu) in Apo-Abuja. Till this day none of the police officers accused of this shockingly evil crime has been brought to justice.
35. On 18th of February 2006 in Maiduguri and in almost all the northern states of Nigeria, the Muslims protesting over the publication of the cartoon of Prophet Muhammad by a Danish newspaper killed more than 100 Igbo. The Muslims attacked Christians and burned churches in the deadliest confrontation yet in the whirlwind of Muslim anger over the cartoon.
36. From March 2006 to July 2007, hundreds of Southerners were killed in almost all the northern states of Nigeria especially in Jos. The crisis was between Muslims and Christians.
37. On October 8, 2007, another religious violence again broke out in Northern Nigeria in a row over the publication of the cartoon of Prophet Muhammad by a Danish newspaper and over 100 of people were massacred, majority of them Igbos.
38. Between March 11, 2010 and September 1, 2011 over 500 Christians were massacred outside Plateau state capital, Jos. This time the killings took place in a mainly Christian village of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau state.
39. On 24th April 2011, more than 1,000 were killed in post-election violence in Nigeria and among those killed were Obinna Okpokiri, who returned from London to serve his fatherland and was posted to Bauchi State, and Eucharia Remmy a graduate from the University of Nigeria in 2010, serving in Damaturu, Yobe State. Muslim youths, the almajeri, launched protests in northern towns and cities after President Goodluck Jonathan, a Christian from Biafra, was declared the winner of the 16 April election, defeating northern Muslim Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler.
40. On June 16, 2011, a Boko haram suicide bomber drove a car bomb onto the premises of the Louis Edet House in Abuja, the headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force with a possible intention to kill InspectorGeneral of Police H