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In October 1967, Nigerian troops under the command of General Murtala Mohammed entered Asaba, a principle Igbo town in the Midwest, an ethnically diverse region west of the Niger river that did not secede along with Biafra. In a chain of events known as the Asaba Massacre, the army rounded up and indiscriminately executed nearly a thousand non-Biafran civilian males, sparing neither the young nor elderly.
On 25th of November, 2000, Rudolf Okonkwo penned down this persuavive and wholisitc account of the Nigeria civil war, aptly called pogrom against the Biafrans, with a guided argument on the necessity for the existence of Biafra. It is entitled "Jabotinsky, Zionism & The Biafran Imperative."
Please, have a delightful read...
One People. One God. One Mode of Worship
"And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God." Genesis 21:33
"An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee." Exodus 20:24
Please, read carefully through this post of Mazi Emeka Maduewesi...
I made a post about Igbos and monotheism. May I thank those who challenged me and those who contributed in making the discussion robust.
I am particularly interested in the comment by Lula Baba who said, "Your assertions, if they were true, will make the Igbos a most unique tribe among the entirety of Africans, extremely rare indeed,and that cannot be simply accepted until proven."
Did you know it was the same pilot that flew General Odumegwu Ojukwu to Ivory Coast while escaping capture in 1970 during the Biafra war, also, flew General Yakubu Gowon to Ugadan where he was before his government was toppled.
Both Ojukwu and Gowon had fought fiercely during the civil war, with Gowon as the Head of State in Nigeria and Ojukwu the Head of State of the Biafran government.
The pilot who flew both Generals is Freancis Osakwe.
Up until the mid 20th century, before they were forcefully replaced by British currency, manillas (known as 'okpogho' or 'ikpeghe' in Igbo) alongside cowries (known as 'ego kirikiri') were the main currencies used in what is now southeastern Nigeria. These currencies were highly-valued because they served as a solid and reliable means of conducting transactions and purchases ranging from horses and goats to guns and human slaves.
Reports have revealed real reason France fully backed Biafra Republic during the 1967-1970 Nigeria-Biafra war.
This was contained in a war-time memo compiled by the US Central Investigation Agency, CIA.
According to Dailypost, in the compilation, French Secretary General for African and Malagasy Affairs, Jean Mauricheau-Beaupre was quoted as saying that French’s support to Biafra as it fought to break away from Nigeria was not in defence of its secession cause — even though it had a humanitarian appeal.