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What do the Igbos really want? [Part 1] – By Emeka Odionu

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I never gave a thought about Movement for the Actualisation of Biafra [MASSOB] and Independent People of Biafra [IPOB] until yesterday.

What happened in Asaba, Delta State made me to think again.

Hitherto, Igbo speaking Deltans distanced themselves from this agitation of south-easterners but Asaba stood still for Biafra yesterday.

You can hear the sound of a pin drop at the biggest market in Asaba called Ogbogonogo.

Most shops were closed and it was not as a result of any announcement from Anwai Roads government house but by choice.

Economics activities were really affected.

Summit junction was the rallying point of protesters who came from Agbor, Ogwashi-Uku, Ibusa and those who crossed the bridge from Onitsha 

The identity crisis died as the issue, “Am Agbor but not Igbo”, “Am Ibusa but not Igbo”, “Am from “Enu ani” part of Delta but not Igbo”, “Am Ibo but not Igbo” were laid to the grave for one common agenda which was ,”Release Nnamdi Kanu”, “Give us Biafra”.

When I got home, the question I kept asking myself till now is: “What do Igbo’s really want”?

A sovereign State of Biafra?

Or,

A Nigerian president of Igbo extraction?

I will continue with this series next week as I delve into, “Who deceived Ndiigbo”?

Emeka Odionu


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