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Igbo Bụ Igbo (Igbo is Igbo) But We Have Igbo Deniers

The grandfather & one of the earliest known #IgboDeniers is the acclaimed Ikwerre Writer from Aluu – Elechi Amadi (He schooled in Yoruba land & was a Nigerian soldier during the war).
He went to the Oputa Panel in 2004 & told the whole world that Ikwerre is not Igbo.

Later day Igbo Denying apostles include a certain Henry Okelue (@4eyedmonk) who is only known on Twitter where he claims that Anioma or Delta Igbo are not Igbo.

The question is this. If Igbo bụ Igbo, what is the motivation of these #IgboDeniers? The simple chief answer is this. “Failure is an orphan”.

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There are facts we've studied as Historians that many do not know

1)Opkoroko(stock fish) saved many children from death.The protein, iron and oil component cured their Kwashiokor. Red Cross brought them from Norway.

2)The unprepared Biafran army...
gave the Nig. Army a good run at the beginning. Under 3 years, they refined their Oil, built Bombs(Ogbunigwe), amoured vehicles and tanks, air bomber etc.
3)Young Biafran women pretended to be old, wore ragged clothes, rubber ashes, stayed by burning fire so that they may not be raped by the soldiers.
4)Nig. Soldiers entered the University of Nigeria Library and tore books and took them saying 'Na these books..
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This is a thread of some of the notable people who fought (and died) on the side of Biafra.

Some of them weren't EVEN Igbo.

But they believed in the cause and gave everything to it.

Will start with: General Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.

President and Leader of Biafra.
General Ojukwu before he died always said there was no need for a 2nd war over the agitation of Biafra. I agree with him.

This is why I have a problem with the way IPOB speaks about Biafra. This does not warrant the treatment they have gotten especially as they've been peaceful.
Bruce Mayrock.

Born May 6, 1949, and a 20 year old student of Columbia University, he took his own life for people whom he never met before on May 30, 1969.

He died after setting himself on fire in front of the United Nations Building to protest the atrocities that were being
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I’m heading to Uzoakoli to do battle.
I’m heading to Uzoakoli, but My lover cries out, she didn’t want me dead. My lover begs me to flee.
But who will defend the land When I flee? My sweet heart begs me to Flee.

@UchePOkoye @ronaldnzimora
But who will do battle when the Vandals come?With this song Biafran men marched into battle to defend their fatherland as Northern troops led by British tanks and Russian planes invaded their land to continue the Genocide that they started in the North in 1966.
Every Month of May, we Remember Over 45,000 innocent people, men, women, children of old Eastern Nigeria , butchered in 1966 all over Northern Nigeria just in 3 months in the first government supported genocide in Africa.

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1/ "As the commanding officer and leader of the troops, I have no apology for those massacred in Asaba, Owerri and Ameke-Item.
2/ "I acted as a soldier maintaining the peace and unity of Nigeria," Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Haruna.
3/ Haruna said this at the Oputa Panel on 9 October, 2001.
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