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Re: Forgotten History Of Igbo And Northern Alliance by 2elliot: 12:43am On Apr 29
Who started the killings? Didn't Igbo officers killed high ranking military officers from other parts of the country first?
Igbos were first killed in their thousands in 1945 and 1953.
Re: Forgotten History Of Igbo And Northern Alliance by SoBright101: 1:07am On Apr 29
To be sincere, you need help.

Who are my people? I'm from Edo state for your information we are in this suffering caused by your ancestors together
Re: Forgotten History Of Igbo And Northern Alliance by sagitariusbaby(m): 2:45am On Apr 29
Basically you’re saying that because of the nonsense you copied and pasted up there the ongoing slaughtering of people both women and children and destruction of properties by the Fulani Bandits all over Southern Nigeria is justified?
No. On the contrary, we are in this mess because of the greed of the Igbos, all these would have been avoided had the Igbos join other founding fathers to set up solid foundation for the country
Re: Forgotten History Of Igbo And Northern Alliance by Lordave: 5:33am On Apr 29
No. On the contrary, we are in this mess because of the greed of the Igbos, all these would have been avoided had the Igbos join other founding fathers to set up solid foundation for the country
WTF dude?
It’s alright.
Re: Forgotten History Of Igbo And Northern Alliance by GerogeI(m): 7:05am On Apr 29
This is history for you, don't get it twisted. Everything written here are in our archives, it will never be forgotten. Igbos wronged the whole nation by lumping up what was meant to be a different nation just because they thought power will remain in their hands. You see where the greed and selfishness of your ancestors have led us as nation?

This phrase was first used my Azikiwe "The unity of Nigeria is non-negotiable" what a shame

Igbos did you no wrong.
Azikiwe was a nationalist, Awolowo and Ahmadu below were not, point blank. As soon as they had the chance they spoilt the boat, so here we are.

Having Nationalistic agenda or making such a proposal is not wrong, it was only foolish because the proposal was made to people who lacked the intelligence to rise above their ethnic dispositions.

What you write up really does not say is that once Azikiwe and Igbos lost power, the other two started building ethnic structures on what should have been a national arena. Awolowo went for indigenization policy where Yorubas bought up foreign companies in Nigeria at the expense of others, in line with same Obasanjo closed all other ports so Lagos will thrive, So Yorubas focus on economic sabotage for their ethnic gain. Asiwaju has same goals, as you must see with the Govt. companies his proxies acquired under Obsanjo. No doubt if he gets the chances he will be going for NNPC.
The northern proteges of Ahmadu below, cohorts of Buhari, being less educated, went for successive military regimes that started looting oil, dominating the military, and now yearning for islamic theocracy.

50 years later, here we are, everybody wants out. Who do you blame,

1. Azikiwe who bought the car to carry all of us to promise land.


2. Awolowo and Ahmadu Bello protegees who never learnt how to drive, but crashed the car into a tree, as
they were busy stealing parts from the car even as it was moving.

Let's get perspective right. Igbos are a very heterogeneous group, where individual freedom is highly esteemed. We are not done agreeing with ourselves, talkless of coming up with plans to dominate anybody. It is so funny to hear you ascribe a single politicians views to an entire ethnic group.

Nnamdi Azikiwe was a nationalist and idealist, what you saw as attempts at domination are truly honest attempts at building a nation on his own personal part. As an example, look at his historic decision on the location of University of Nigeria in Nsukka. Awolowo would have located such a university in his home town or strong hold, same as Ahmadu Bello. But Azikiwe denied his people in Onitsha, and hosted the University miles away in a town on the Northern fringes of Igboland, in the middle of nowhere. When he was asked, he said it was to include the people of the area.

Igbos do not operate Monarchies, we cannot make concrete plans to dominate anybody. Proliferation of Igbos pre-civil war was as a result of individual drive and competition. Go to Alaba, and Lagos island, you will see a repeat of same proliferation. Igbos never made a plan to dominate trading in Alaba or else where. It was simply where individuals saw a chance to thrive. Unfortunately, such dispersed view system sound so unbelievable and unachievable to other Nigerians groups who have been subjects of Monarchies, that they place any Igbo man and his personal actions at monarchy apex in order to justify there xenophobic fears.

We Igbos have seen this, and understand it. There is simply no way to reconcile our Republican free system with the rest of Nigeria who are trying to mask Monarchies as democracy. Hence, our resolve and need to seperate in order to progress. One man never decides for us.

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