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Sunday, June 16, 2019
IGBO bu ofu!: How can a man from Benin bear Igbo Name?
He said how can somebody say I am not Igbo we migrated from Benin and I keep asking them why is our villages, communities and Towns names Igbo? Why is our family names Igbo? Why do we bear Igbo names? I mean Benin is very close to us than the five state Igboland why is it we don't speak Benin how did our forefathers start speaking Igbo? Up till now no one has come up with any answer, there's no history that Igbo ever invaded our land or colonized us rather there are uncountable accounts of war and invasion between us and Benin which caused us to have a pinch of Benin origins among us.
I have tried as much as possible to avoid the debate of where the Igbos in Delta state migrated from but because I don't care! If they like let them come from Zamfara wetin concern me, I mean how can educated person still be deceived in this time and age with the garbage of Benin ancestry. it is very very shameful.
I have come to the conclusion to believe the story which says that the man ezechima or Ezechime was an Igbo man who migrated to benin for greener pastures and multiplied even married Benin women adding to the ones he already married he prospered to the envy of his host some of his relatives and relations joined him and eventually war started, he relocated back to his land occupying the place very close to benin with his people who later joined him.
I don't want to quote any book written by the same people who are responsible for distorting the history of our people.
How can a man from Benin bear Igbo Name? Ezechima or Ezechime.
I understand that Benin kingdom through wars installed kings of the people who helped them win their people and those families were made to swear oath of allegiance to the Benin kingdom forever.
Your name is Obi of Issele-Uku (Oligbo) His Royal Majesty, Obi Nduka Ezeagwuna (25 years old) and you went to benin shamefully and ignorantly said your people migrated from Benin, what nonsense.
Please tell us how your name instead of Osaro you are Nduka.
Until then, we can't debate the TRUTH that you are IGBO. Deal with it!
I rest my case!
My name is Aguocha Chinwendum a hardcore Biafran a disciple of Nnamdi Kanu an independent writer for the restoration of
sovereign State of #Biafra
IGBO bu ofu!
THE IGBO RANT
BIBLICAL TRADITIONS OF NDI IGBO BEFORE THE MISSIONARIES CAME TO AFRICA* IGBO 101.
THE IGBO TRIBE AND ITS FEAR OF EXTINCTION
The Igbo: We die for causes, not for personalities
Written by Emeka Maduewesi
~on fb. 28th September, 2016.
The Igbo will never die for anyone. We will not even riot for anyone. But the Igbo will die for any cause they believe in because the Igbo have a true sense of justice and a determination to obtain it.
The Igbo will not riot because one of their own lost an election. Operation Wetie was the Western response to a massively rigged 1965 election. The Yoruba doused fellow Yorubas in petrol and burnt them alife. Properties were burnt with occupants. The Igbo will never do this.
In 1983, the Yoruba went on a rampage again over the massive rigging by NPN. Lifes were lost and properties destroyed. The riots were over personalities.
Contrast that with Anambra State where Chief Emeka Ojukwu was rigged out by his own NPN, who also rigged out Chief Jim Nwobodo. The Igbo did not protest because the goat's head is still in the goat's bag.
In the North, ba muso was the battle cry when Sultan Dasuki was imposed on the Sokoto Caliphate. The riot and protest lasted for days and crippled economic activities.
The Igbo will riot over issues and causes. The Aba Women Riot was over Tax. The Enugu coal mine riot was about conditions of service. The Ekumeku Uprising was over British colonialization.
Those of "Ekumeku" ancestry - Umu Eze Chima and Umu Nri - were at the forefront of the struggles for Nigerian independence, with people like Dr. A A Nwafor Orizu and Chief Osita Agwuna serving prison terms. Any struggles the parents could not conclude is continued by the children by other means.
The Biafran war was a response to the genocide. The war in fact was brought upon us. The battlefield was Eastern Region. The war ended in 1970 but the issues and causes were not resolved. That is where we are today.
The Igbo will also jointly rise to fight evil in their midst. They did it in Onitsha in the 1980's, Owerri in the 90's, and with Bakkassi in the 2000.
The Igbo will not die for any man. But the Igbo will stand by any man who symbolizes their cause and their pursuit of justice. Even if the man dies, the struggle continues, and like the Ekumeku warriors, the children will pick up the baton from their parents.
This is the Igbo I know, the Igbo I am, and the Igbo we are. This is my story. Feel free to tell yours.
RT. HON. DR. NNAMDI AZIKIWE TO DR. CHUBA OKADIGBO (1981)
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