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Boko Haram Crisis: Igbo People Ordered Out Of North

boko haram igbo people north Igbos in Kano trying to leave the city

Feb 1st, 2012 – Boko Haram Crisis: Igbo People Ordered Out Of North

The Leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazruike has ordered Igbos in the North to get out and return to their home states in the East following incessant attacks by the Boko Haram Islamic sect in the region.

Chief Uwazuruike made the announcement after a meeting at the residence of the late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.

Igbos in the North were advised to send their wives and children home while the man could continue to monitor their investments in the North.

Chief Ralph Uwazruike Chief Ralph Uwazruike

At the meeting it was resolved that the Boko Haram bomb attacks which had left hundreds of people dead were targeted first at Igbos and Christians living in the north, adding that women and children are the most vulnerable to attack.

As a follow up to the order, Uwazuruike in a full page advertorial in a national daily today noted that corpses of Igbo people killed in the North have been brought back to the East recently while many others were in mortuaries in the North.

He pointed out that newspaper reports had it that in a single town, Adazi-Nnukwu in Anambra State, southwest Nigeria, 13 corpses were brought home, all of them killed in Mubi, Adamawa State.

“Therefore, there is no need to continue to present that our people are not being killed in the crisis raging across many states in the North,” Uwazuruike declared.

He said Igbos should not stay in the East and watch helpless as their kinsmen were being slaughtered and buried in mass graves in the North.

The MASSOB leader noted that the Boko Haram sect has not withdrawn its earlier order that southerners should quit the north and their recent outbursts that they will not spare any Christian living in the North are enough reasons that Igbos in the North could fall victims anytime the sect strikes.

He said, “therefore, it does not make any sense if we continue to say that the attack of the sect is not targeted at our people, yet we see the bodies of our loved ones being carried home for burial everyday.”

However, Ebonyi state governor, Martin Elechi yesterday criticised the order by Boko Haram that southerners in the North should return home, describing it as baseless and retrogressive.

Elechi called on the various tiers of government in Nigeria to ensure the safety of southerners in the interest of the corporate coexistence of Nigerians.

Various bomb attacks by Boko Haram in Kaduna, Abuja and recently in Kano were targeted at Igbos, most of whom are notable traders in the North.



  1. Nonye nwansukka

    February 2, 2012 at 7:07 AM

    Plz u pple shud leave dt dangerous and unproductive land called north, they ar very wicked, hooligant and unsympatise slughter. Plz my fellow Igbo pple plz be coming bk home we need u most. Dt Nigeria is indepent nation 2day is bcos of d Igbo brain and human knwledge. Dis stupid idiot is now enjoying d honey from d carcas of lion. Rubish. And for u Gov. Elechi, it seem as old age is nocking at ur door. Am disapointed in u. NDI BEANYI LATAWANU OOOOOO

  2. biatrice

    February 2, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    our beloved igbos pls stay an continue ur bizness no one on dis planet owns dis country so kano is ur land my pple.GOD wil judge d evil doers he wil expose dem.

  3. Oteri Emudiaga

    February 2, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Boko Haram Crisis is uncalled for… Thier demands is baseless unlike millitant.., is better d northerners have it on thier damn skul dis grt8 country does belong to them. However, our leaders shud all possible best 2 eradicate Boko Haram sect immediately and do check d manaces it has course if not thins might get out of hands cos d they killing innocent souls for no just course is infulriating and diobolic, cruel. Pls Naija govt act fast!

  4. lacey

    March 3, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    Na wa make de leaders do something about this and fast.

  5. Dan

    July 25, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    The Igbo’s problem is lack of ultimate unity when ojukwu wanted to separate ndigbo he did it in his selfish interest he would have named the republic in english and called on the yoruba’s to support southern republic, today of Igbo massacre would have not come across, after the freedom we left yoruba alone that is a tricky ways of fighting 4 freedom, to revenge the northerners wil not stop the killing of igbo in the north rather let’s organised the youth forum that cover’s the entire southeast, southwest, and south-south then we can be able to separate the grass and the maize after the southern republic Igbo may decide to fulfil their biafra republic which wil take many years after southern republic is strong, ndigbo cannot just wake up and fight three other major tribe it’s a waist of life, it just like like one elephant fighting lion, hippotamus, and chimpanzee at the same time” Igbo let’s unite the entire south first”,

  6. peter German

    March 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Igbo people please leave the North for the devil people please.let them destroy their staste,s when i was in Nigeria Onisha have the bigest market in west Africa go home pls.

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