Igbo People Of Nigeria Take Maltreatment Case To United Nations Agency

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September 1st, 2013 – Ibo People Of Nigeria Take Mistreatment Case To United Nations Agency

The Igbo people of Nigeria, under the auspices of the World Igbo Congress(WIC), have taken their case of mistreatment in Nigeria to the United Nation’s Economic and Social Council(ECOSOC). The details of the submission made to the agency were revealed at the ongoing World Igbo Congress convention in Dallas, Texas. In a session at the convention venue, Sheraton Hotel on Saturday, delegates and members agreed unanimously to pursue the part of seeking redress from the UN body on Human Rights abuses of the Igbo in Nigeria.

WIC has secured a date in April when the Igbo situation in Nigeria will be discussed at UN-ECOSOC in Geneva. Some of the delegates supported the move with the hope that it would mark the first step in what could be a long drawn out case that would not be limited to the redress of injustices and human rights abuses of Igbo people across Nigeria, but if need be, to a plebiscite, and even eventual independence.

The discussion was part of the second part of a symposium on “The Igbo Question” which started on Friday. At the Friday session, Professor Herbert Kirshman discussed WIC’s potentials in UN-ECOSOC. He offered strategies for the Igbo to bring awareness to their plights in Nigeria.

Some participants had some reservations on the direction WIC was taking in pushing for the declaration of Boko Haram as a terrorist organization. One of the participants cautioned that such a move would make it difficult for all Nigerians to travel freely without being considered terrorists.

Earlier in the day WIC introduced an extensive plan to build a regional health center in Eastern Nigeria to take care of the health needs of Igbo people and curtail the need to seek medical treatment in India and other countries of the world.

The conference continues with more discussions on the Igbo and the Nigerian polity. On Friday night various cultural groups performed for participants. Friday’s cultural event was however stolen by the appearance of former Biafran soldiers. They received a standing ovation from participants. The convention ends on Sunday with a memorial service for Gen Emeka Ojukwu and Prof. Chinua Achebe.

[Sahara Reporters]

16 thoughts on “Igbo People Of Nigeria Take Maltreatment Case To United Nations Agency

  1. @ironbar am in full support Boko Haram hate una die. i recommend a new country called Igboland whia ritualists and alaba boys go reign supreme. Mtchewwwwwww

  2. C I A knows about this move, i am sorry for those that keep wasting their time for 2015 election,the western world do not want the Hausa to be Nigeria come 2015, because their politicians use oil money to support terrorism. and the west prefers to divide the country and deal with the christain tribe Igbos. there will be more serious move before 2015 even once that can lead to civil war if neccesary.

  3. I support d move if d igbo elites shld cease mortgaging Igbo nation’s rights for their selfish ambitions. We shld wake up 4 d humilation of igbos in al facets of Nigeria affairs is getting out of hand.

  4. Infact, they should go their separate ways and stop ranting like toothless bulldogs dat can only bark, but cant bite

  5. Nigerians wake up the third world war is around the corner.The Igbos have sensed this and what to make an oppurtunity by naming the bokoharam(northerners) terrorist group, hoping the western world will fall into this plan and make an attack on the terrorist which will weaken the whole country after then, they will instigate second biafra war to secede from Nigeria.Please think about this Nigerians please .these people are cunning.

  6. Which maltretment are u people talking about?when even u the igbo people dont like each other,make una stop making noise and think of a way foward,if u are talking about maginalization,what are we christians in the NORTH going 2 say?so make una 4get BIAFRA let work 2gether 4 a REVELUTION in Nigeria.

  7. Igbo stop talking like you have liver, before, Hausa people dont no how to carry Gum and Bomb, but now, himmmm, they no how toooooooo, fight for one Nigeria, go and develop you land and make it a business and commercial land to enable people travel there and buy goods, go and like yourself finish before talking of Biafra

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