OPEN LETTER TO THE UN, US, UK: ON IMPENDING GENOCIDE IN NIGERIA

Dear Secretary General; The United Nations,  The Government of the United States, The Government of the United Kingdom, The Global Community,

While the whole world has been pre-occupied with the existential threats to humanity posed by the global pandemic, momentous developments have been taking place in Nigeria which we feel compelled to bring to the attention of the United Nations.


At the end of March 2020, General Mohammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria declared a national lockdown, barring Nigerians from coming out of their homes and declaring “no-movement” for cars except those on essential duties and no inter-state travels.

DANGOTE IS COMPLICIT
But under the cover of the COVID 19 lock-down, thousands of armed men between the ages of 18 and 35 years were being systematically transported across the length of Nigeria, over 1,000 kilometers from Northern Nigeria to occupy South East Nigeria, including other Southern parts of Nigeria.
They came hidden amidst bags of cement, inside oil tankers. They also came mixed with sack and sacks of beans, tomatoes and onions, while others simply boarded commercial vehicles and long distance trucks belonging to Dangote industries. The federal government’s claim of moving food from Northern Nigeria to the South of Nigeria turned out a cover for those who were moving arms and armed men into the South Eastern hinterland. On interception, it was gathered that the men are Fulani militias coming from all over Africa. It is understood that they are encouraged to come to Nigeria where the Life Patron of the Fulani World-wide Association of Cattle breeders, “MIYETTI ALAH”  is the President of the Nigeria.

Fulanis have historically harboured the dream of occupying one country all on their own in the African continent. Since General Buhari’s accent as President of Nigeria in 2015, they have seen Nigeria as the easiest place to take over, and the time of Buhari’s presidency as the best moment to strike. In the past five years, there has been a massive influx of Fulanis, many of whom do not speak English, applying and obtaining Nigerian passports. Others have spread all over the South especially South East Nigeria, using their cattle to eat up farm products, killing the farmers, raping their wives and daughters, burning down villages. In Nsukka, Enugu State, they wiped out a whole village. In Anambra state, the people of Amansea community in Awka South local Government Area awoke one day to see the bodies of 30 men of their village floating  on EZU River, there have been various other attacks in every part of Igboland such as, Imo State, Abia State, Ebonyi State and in other native Igboland across the River Niger such as Ibuzo, Okpanam and Asaba areas of Delta State Nigeria. 
None of the perpetrators of these crimes have been arrested or questioned, these crimes against humanity have gone without check, condemnation or a word of caution from the government of Buhari, he seems to relish each and every attack on the Igbos.


Buhari himself had in 2017, under the guise of a military operation code named Operation Python Dance mauled to death hundreds of unarmed Igbo youths whose only crime was to exercise their natural and inalienable rights to Self Determination, which rights are recognized and guaranteed in the United Nations Charter on Human Rights. Many of the youths that were arrested during this atrocious and barbaric military operation are still in detention at undisclosed locations, some have died in detention and their remains buried in unmarked mass grave, while some have been permanently damaged and maimed. 

To heighten these bizarre occurrences, helicopters were sighted on several occasions at night, dropping supplies for unknown persons in the thick forests of South Eastern (Igbo) heartland.


In 2019, the Fulani dominated federal government of Nigeria attempted to advance the agenda of occupation by creating colonies for Fulani people in every state of the federation. The scheme called the “Ruga Settlement” scheme was discovered and a massive outcry and opposition ensued forcing government to suspend it temporarily.
Now, the proponents have adopted a more brazen, violent tactic of armed conquest and land occupation. 

That was why while other Nigerians took cover to survive COVID 19, the Fulani were busy making more frantic efforts to conquer and occupy South Eastern Nigeria. What is bewildering is that the five states of South East Nigeria put together are only 29,525 square kilometers. This is less that the size of Kogi state, one of the smallest states in Northern Nigeria (29,833) square kilometers. Niger State of Nigeria alone, which is in the Northern part of Nigeria is bigger in land mass than the South East and South South of Nigeria put together. Why are they settled there?


Based on this, the idea is taking hold that their mission is not driven by a financial motive but must be propelled by a more compelling force. 
We believe that at the heart of this move is their long mission to force a change of religion and lifestyle on the people of Eastern Nigeria (IGBOs).


What has made the plan all the easier to execute is the complete control of the Nigerian government, Armed Forces and Police by people of Fulani decent and their northern accomplices. One of the first actions taken by President Buhari on ascent to the Presidency of Nigeria was to ensure the total control of the security architecture of the country by Fulanis and their Northern allies.  Today, the Chief of Air Staff, the Chief of Army Staff, the Director General of State Security Services, the National Security Adviser, the Director General of National Intelligence Agency “NIA”, the Head of Customs and the Inspector General of Police are all Northerners and Fulanis. Only the Chief of Naval Staff is from Southern Nigeria.  At the same time, all South Easterners on the top three tiers of the Arms Forces and security were retired.  As a result, the security of the country is planned and executed by one ethnic group that constitutes less than 2% of the population, to the exclusion of people of Southern Nigeria.

The lady Nigerian representative at the United Nations is also a Fulani, she has been sent there on purpose; which is to block any attempt to reach the United Nations, hence this open letter.


This letter is to brief you and alert the United Nations, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and indeed the global community on what appears to be an impending, well coordinated plan to attack, cleanse Eastern Nigeria of the Igbo stock, occupy and foist the Moslem religion on the area, taking advantage of the confusion and weaknesses introduced by the Covid 19 pandemic.


We assure you that we in the South East of Nigeria and the entire Igboland will not allow this to happen.


We therefore urge you to kindly advise the federal government of Nigeria not to further support or lend protection to this scheme which will without any doubt stir up big problems for the country. The President should be advised to identify and immediately take stringent action against members of his government involved in this obsession for conquest and land occupation in South Eastern, ans the entire South of Nigeria.


We conclude by requesting the United Nations, the United States Government, the United Kingdom and the International Community to do all in their powers to halt this barbaric endeavor which has gone on under the watch of Buhari and the federal government officials for some time now.


While looking forward to your kind prompt intervention, we extend the highest respects of the people of Eastern Nigeria to you and your organization, and your countries.


Most Respectfully,


Austin Okeke Esq.

Igbo Board of Deputies (Email: igboboardofdeputies@gmail.com. Twitter: @Boardigbo. Facebook: Igbo Board of Deputies)


Prof. Justin Akujieze

Ekwe Nche (USA)


CC:
The United States Government 
The British Government; The French Government; The Russian Government; The Israeli Government; The Government of Germany; The Government of Japan; The Australian Government; The Canadian Government; The South African Government; The African Union;  ECOWAS; The SADEC Region; The UNPO; The International Court of Justice; The United Nations Committee on Human Rights ; The East African Economic Development Community; The Commonwealth; The Government of Norway; The Government of Sweden; The Government of Denmark; The Americas; The Caribbean Islands Nations and Governments, The Government of South Korea; The ASEAN Nations

247 Comments

  • Austine Okeke, God will bless you and keep you. May he give you more grace and bring people that can support you to do more for your people. Please Igbos, Ijaws, Efiks, Isokos, Annangs, Ibibios, Urhobo, Edo’s, Ogonis etc this is time to bury our differences and unit. This people are here already

    • Very commendable sir! Thank you very much for these alerts with the international community. Please follow up with them consistently.

      • This open letter should also be directed to Federal Executive Committee of Nigeria Government, the Senate house and House of Representatives. The security units of the Country and then expect their responses. I know that no Government in his goodwill will want war again in this country Nigeria

        • You are talking as if you are ignorant of buhari, his style, mission and what he is up to. He believes on use of force. He listens to a worst advice so far it is coming from a Fulani. He has the Fulani mandate in his blood. The entire govt of the same country you may think doesn’t like war is made up of the Fulani’s.
          Tell me how, even when the letter is copied to the authorities you mentioned in the country, will be given a due attention. Did you also read that they also positioned a lady at the UN to be blocking protests coming from Nigeria from reaching the UN authorities? Ho much more the Nigeria that the have fully control? They will just use the late to prepare propangandry defense and restrategize before striking.

          • This call is not meant for the South Easterners only, but the whole southern Nigeria. When one is affected, the others follows. It time to strategize, the west has established Amotekun as a security check on their lands. What are the South East governors and South South doing about security of their lands.

        • Apart from this clandestine move by the fed govt. Officially and unofficially they are looting the national treasury. The truth is that they haven’t learnt from history. This evil project must fail and the Fulani will find themselves a common enemy to every other tribe and ethnic groups within the subregion. Their planners are obviously very myopic. The results of this great struggle will bear me out.

          • While I agree with the previous contribution on copying different arms of the Nigerian government, I still believe it makes sense to copy them. This helps justify one’s arguement down the road that the govt. itself is complicit in these questionable activities.

        • Thank you for your letter. It was well constructed. The notice is of paramount importance. Let it not be said that no one knew about it.

        • Southern Nigerians should ask the Mega Churches of the South, as well as the Governors with their administrations and of course the youths, what they are waiting for.
          This is baffling that the former colonialists should be called upon to rescue the Southerners from the Fulanis.
          This is so very sad.

        • Do you still recognise the same Terrorists carrying out the genocides as ‘government’?
          That is the problem destroying non-Fulanis especially Igbo-Biafrans, they wait in line like sheep waiting for their turn to be slaughtered before they believe it is real! Fulanis are masters in hit hit and run and taking their targets unawares while they’re fast asleep like many foolish non-Fulanis are still doing!
          If non-Fulanis especially Biafrans around the world can rise up, organise themselves and move back home to flush every Fulani out of their land maybe they’ll have chance, but with their docile attitude and struggle for title and positions, it maybe too late for them!

      • Great job sir. ASHIWAJU TINUBU and OSHOMOLE (APC) should be held for this, they rigged the election and forced BUHARI on NIGERIANS after running and lost twice. I was a student when Buhari came into power via Coup de tat, he has always been a DISASTER.
        Prof. Austin Okeke thanks for putting it out there for the world to know what Buhari is doing.

      • I suggest that we need to establish diplomatic contacts With war weapon manufacturers and distributors to negotiate For Supplies in case three is any outbreak. If we are not prepared for any attacks. We cannot really defend ourselves when the attack starts.

      • Thank you very much fir your insight. May God bless you to do more. This seems to me a more intelligent approach than the war of words from between Nnamdi Kanu and Igbo leaders . I am of the opinion that thus wrire up gets to all world groups and countries of interest. Buhari is evil and his evil intentions has been manifested for action speaks louder than words. All ethnic groups be highly informed. Buhari is not coming for the Igbos alone. Buhari has been a failure and corrupt and he will fail again.

    • The issue on table do not call for pity…The issue is how much do weapons cost…snipers, hand grenades, assualt riffles, javelins, ground-to-air missiles…WE MUST RAISE MONEY & MAKE DEALS WITH MANUFACTURERS…TIME IS UP!!! NO INTL COMMUNITY IS COMING TO AID…JUST KNOW IT!

    • The best defense is to be on the offensive. I think it’s time to attack any complicit Dangote truck sighted any where in the East.
      Thanks Bro for this great letter. God is hearing our prayers and raising voices for the once voiceless people betrayed by their elected leaders and politiciansYou

      • Good job brother, for such a good write up, United States and others will say they are not aware of what is happening in Nigeria. God bless u.

      • After letting the entire world to know of the impending genocide,one may also be forced to ask some questions homewards: what are the actions to be taken against our own very brothers whose actions and spoken words portray them as supporters of the impending genocide?
        The likes of governor of one the eastern states who spread his hands wide open to welcome the importation of Fulani mecineries to his state. He has even paid out huge sums of money to them as compasations for their missing cows. He didn’t show the same empathy to the poor farmers whose crops were destroyed.

    • Mazi Austin Okeke.
      May your days be long. May CHUKWU Okike Abiama continues to protect and bless you as you fight to save your motherland.

    • Thanks Barry. Okeke for this singular efforts. The south must hold all the useful idiots responsible for this challenge. We know them. Let’s start dealing with them one by one.

    • Brother Austin Okeke, we thank you for a job well done. May God reward you for this detailed work. Now that we have raised our voices to the International Community, we need to sit with our leaders at home for serious talks. I suggest that we convene a meeting of the affected Southern States’ governors so that we can place some serious questions before them. The governors are the chief security officers of the states. Therefore they need to answer for the apparent threat to the lives and properties of the people of the Southern States. I see it that their silence in this serious matter speaks volumes. And to expect the people of the Southern States to go to the polls for Gubernatorial Primaries in this situation will be immoral. We need a meeting!!!!!

    • Guys please note that UK, is their background sponsor so they will do nothing about it…we need to do whatever is necessary to protect ourselves.

    • Thank you Austin Okeke for your attempt to save lives in Igboland. Wish we have many like you. This is a call to the sons and daughters of Igboland where ever you are, to wake up, arise, organize, and contribute financially in support of what needs to be done to save our lives. I AM IN..count me!!!

    • God bless you. May God in His infinite mercies scatter all evil plans and destroy Nigeria’s enemies.

    • I’ll begin my little comment by thanking you, Mr. Austin Okeke. God bless you for starting this – enlightening the World of what is happening in Nigeria. I was wondering before if Igbos do not have people who can fight for them to avoid a repeat of what happened between 1966 and 1970. I am now rest assure we have. In a multi ethnicity country like Nigeria I had wondered why all the security apparatus of the country are the hands of one ethnic group – the Fulanis – and yet all the military wares, all the country’s armories are cited in the Northern part of the country and at the same time all the decision making positions are being held by Northerners especially the Fulanis as if other parts of Nigeria do not exist. A lot need to be corrected if Nigeria is to be one country else there will be great danger posed to Easterners. What is happening now is an eye opener. I am grateful to Barr Austine Okeke and his likes.

  • Austin Okeke, I and millions of lovers freedom and advocates of human rights do deeply appreciate your efforts.

    There’s no better time for the entire Southern Nigeria to unite than now, in order to confront this existential threat head-long, especially those from Former Eastern Region and Igbos across the Niger.

    The only recipe for this age-long existential threat against Ndi-Igbo and the entire Eastern Nigeria is the dismantling of the British contraption called Nigeria.

    Nigeria is an existential threat to the entire African continent and the world at large as she harbours and sponsors multiple terrorists organisations.

    Good bless you and more grease to your elbow.

    • ONYE NDI IRO GBARA BURUBURU NECH NDUYA NCHE MGBENILE UMU BIAFRA UNU ALARULA URA.
      Psalm 125 vs 3
      The wicked will not rule the land of the godly,for then the godly might be tempted to do wrong.
      The Lord will surely deliver us amen.

      • This is what patriotism is all about. Thank you so much our learned brother. The good Lord we serve will not let our concerns which you are championing go unanswered and he will surely deliver us.My worry is most of our governors are in the business of just wanting to please them I say a big bravo the the governor of Rivers state we need more lit him.

      • This article and similar comments are not new, what needs doing is action both local and international
        community to avoid a more serious genocide as it happened during the 1967- 1970 Eastern Nigeria- Igbo ethnic cleansing. It would surprise me if any part of the world denies the sordid knowledge of what took place in Nigeria during the stated period. My take now is, seeing and knowing the plan and the intention of the Jihadist on the 100% Christian population of the present day Eastern Nigeria, my candid advice to Igbos and any other ethnic enclaves that considered being threatened by Fulani arrangement and movement should immediately create and raise self defense vigilante that would operational meanly at at night when people sleep. While this this Vigilante is remotely set-up in places that cars, we hope hope the international community would immediately set-up unhindered investigate to check the atrocities alleged in all parts of the country Nigeria, These measures if implemented uninterrupted, would give everyone a clear picture of the true picture is in Nigeria.

    • Thank you,it is our ancestors that brought you foward this time..Do not relent .our gods and God will guild us. They must fail to their bid to enslave our people . God brings out men of wisdom at times like this .we are 100% behind your ideas. ( Osisi gbarugba anaghi egbu madu).

      • I salute your courage Austin for taking this bold step. It is quite commendable and altruistic. May God continue to strengthen and embolden you to do more.

        Ndigbo be anyi nsogbu dikwa nu maka na ndi na achi steti di n’ala Igbo anyi ugbu a bu umu ndi efulefu akpachaghi anya ufodu bu umu na umu umu ndi iro anyi.

        Onye obula kee nkwucha maka na Ugo ebenyego na ngbagbu. Mana ndumodu m na enye ndi Governor na achi steti di na South East na South nile bu ka ha chere aka ghoro ngbo ga egbupu ha isi na oburu na ha emeghi ihe ha kwesiri ime dika Governor Nyesom Wike nke River state.

        • Thank you Barrister for the eye opener.
          Indeed the movement of the so called Amajirees from the northern parts of this country has become very suspicious lately. One wonders why such movement is in a time when there is state border closure ocassion by Covic 19. The suspicion is not unfounded.
          Your letter should also be published in some of the National dailies as well as ensuring that it goes viral on social media.

  • Senior colleague, your relentless efforts shall yield the desired results whether our detractors and common oppressors like it or not.
    The God we serve is a miracle working God.
    Darkness and evil has never and can never prevail over light.
    May Jehovah Ellohim keep and sustain you and our compatriots all across the globe.
    Regards.

    • This is one most singular effort of a man of igbo descent outside IPOB leader for the safety of the entire southern Nigeria. We more men of vision like you to pilot our affairs. God bless you real good. It is only foolish to wait for this people we are seeing in broad daylight being dropped by Dangote trailers at different points right from Benin to other parts occupy our forests and doing nothing until they are fully settled and supplied with weapons beef we rise up to the occasion. That is in itself a suicide. Can any occupy any forest in the north and keep kidnapping, killing and raping indigenes without any response from the owners of the land? All of us Southerners tend to think that like our lives are more important and there is no need to raise a finger or voice against our killers and that they will stop killing after some time. You better think again. They will only stop when you are gone six feet below and your land taken over and renamed. So you have a choice now to liberate your future generations or there will be no after you. Man dies but once!

  • Austin Okeke, my prayer every day is for God’s Blessings upon you and your immediate family. God bless you for your timely letter to the whole world. I am on my knees every day pleading with God to spare the Igbos in the whole of Nigeria. God is always faithful. He will definitely save us from the hands of the Fulanis and Buhari, Dangote and his accomplices. But we must also be armed. We must have guns to defend ourselves and our beloved ones from being slaughtered in cold blood. Thank you again Austin Okeke. God bless you.

    • Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to our Lovely brother Austin Okeke. No WORDS can thank you enough brother! Forge ahead Igbos and sharpen up, Pray! For The Lord of Hosts is with US and the God of Jacob is our stronghold. Let us use our God given brains wisely Igbos!!!! Thanks again Umu Igbo. Brother Austin, Chewe aka gi ghoro Ngozi Chukwu. Imeela.

  • Thanks immensely, the Heavens and Earth will cause the Glory and Power of God to abide with you always.

    Easterners were one people, one nation, but the invaders have divided us by giving our extended brotherhood a very wrong names suggestive of people that they have no history. THEY CROWNED THEM AS SLAVES THAT LOVED THEIR CHAUNS.

    Giving a dog a bad name can also lead to hate and hang it.

    IS MIDWEST IN THE MID OR END OF THE WESTERN REGION?

    WAS THERE ANY RIVER CROSSING THE STATES TO MAKE THEM CREATE RIVERS STATES & CROSS RIVER STATE?

    WHAT IS THE LINK OF THE NIGER STATE TO THE NIGER DELTA REGION

    WHAT ARE THEY HIDING THAT COULD CAUSE THE HISTORY SUBJECT TO BE BANNISHED OR REMOVED IN THE SCHOOLS CURRICULUM?

    Eastern Region is one people, one nation, no matter the dialects. There is nothing like minority there because of dialects, after there are Igbo speaking in Edo State, Delta State, Rivers State, Beyalsa state, Cross River State, and by design of marriage Akwa Ibom State. All other states speak Igbo, but with different dialects in context.

    WE CANNOT REMAINED DIVIDED AND WEDGE ATTACKS BY THE INVADERS AND TERRORISTS BECAUSE ONCE THEY ARE DONE WITH ONE THEY GO TO THE NEXT.

  • Hello Mr Okeke, thanks for your preemptive action. By the way, I am starting a petition on a global platform and addressing it to the president, Muhammadu Buhari, the National Assembly, All governors and houses of Assembly in all the southern states that make up the former protectorate of Southern Nigeria, some states in the northern part who might be keen, on the imperative of a sovereign national conference or a Referendum to revert to the boundaries of the pre 1914 amalgamation proclamation of both Southern and Northern Nigeria. I will also address it to all the leading socio cultural organisations like the Midwest Movement, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere, Ijaw National Council, etcetera. Once published, I will like to invite you work with me on this petition and get as many people as possible to sign the petition. The idea is to get enough groundswell to force the political authorities to consider any of the two options. Let us move from talking and complaining to taking action

    • Odafi you are a big solidarity figure with big supporting heart,
      Together we can do it,

      Please, we can not fold our hands & watch northern ethnic to take over us,
      Instead let’s brake the sword.

      Remember hon. Odafi, most of our governors & politicians has been bought,
      Non of them would say a word,

      Please let us buckle up & apply what ever it take to safeguard our tribes and rights.

  • We are behind you sir, you’re a true Sun of Igbo land, a true Igbo blood runs through your veins, unlike the useless politicians representing us, that can not talk or ask any questions until they kill all of us, God forbid! We are together in this journey, you’re never alone and you have our support. Thanks.

  • Great move, brother.
    Kudos to you.
    May we implore all our South Eastern Governments, Representatives in the Red and Green Chambers to rise up to this occasion.

  • Barr Austin,this is great,but I think u should have covered the South South in your eloquent complaint .Pls do.The threat is pervasive and spans the entire south. Pls tweak your petition to encapsulate this concern.

    • Thanks Barr Autin.
      Your clarion call is commendable. I would like you to expand this to other nationalities in Nigeria that are not Hausa/Fulanis.
      Buhari’s plan is not only to destroy the Igbos, Efiks,Ibibios, Ekwere, Ogonis, Easterners, and South South but those in the Middle Belt and all non Hausa/Fulani as well.
      What surprised me most, is that many people have not taken note of Buhari’s plans for a long time.
      I for one, did not vote for him, because I knew he was a Jihadist since 1984.
      I am from the Middle Belt and his plan as against is the same, as he has against those of Eastern and South South.
      They Fulanis started with people of Southern Kaduna who are non Hausa/Fulanis, then Plateau, then Benue, Taraba and some Christian communities in Adama.
      If people other nationalities think, it is an Igbo problem and keep silent, then these Cabals will continue to have their way.
      Apart from writing to UN and other foreign countries, we should start to make our people to be aware and ready for any surprise attacks.
      But, I can state here that they will not succeed. They have never engaged in a face to face warfare yet.
      They attempting to silent the remaining strong part of Nigeria, which is the Eastern and South South region, which is their strategy, before launching out full scale. God is alive.
      Let not the one who puts on armoury not boast as the one who puts off his armoury.
      1Kings20:11

  • Austin Okeke and all you lovers of justice and freedom, may God Almighty continue to strengthen,guide and guard you in all your endeavors.
    May God fill you with greater wisdom.
    Thank you.

    • This is very good my brother Okeke but I will suggest you include other indigenous people of Nigeria, unfortunately the IBOS has always been at the forefront of the struggle for liberation of other oppress people of Nigeria. It is time we all wake up and face this canibals together. God bless your efforts.

    • This is a good job, my levered council. The trouble making tribe in Nigeria will be given the Central African Republic treatment soon.

      • Awareness is ieverything my people! “The object in the mirror is larger than it appears“. May God grant us the courage to handle and conquer this catastrophic monstrosity.

      • Awareness is everything my people! “The object in the mirror is larger than it appears“. May God grant us the courage to handle and conquer this catastrophic monstrosity.

  • This is what we want in south East, On behalf of 99.9 percent of people in the south east we are strongly behind you and your team God bless you sir.

    • This is great, the world is swear of what is happening in Nigeria, and will not respond,cos they will prefer we distroy our country, and the come in and rebuild with our money and natural resources. Why are we pleading with the world for help? If the want war let’s give them the dose of war,only that our leaders, from the political to the social political have all mortgaged themselves. Allan keep ur guns, or go buy one, this people are not joking.

      • We have been so divided that people outside the southeast deny their eastern regionness . If the Igbo region is conquered, theirs is a mere pot of stew. Rev Nimola’s quote about the Nazi conquest should be our guiding star. There is no more time to waste, after all Tanko Yakasi said just recently that those northerners are not almajiri.

        • God bless you my brother Austin okeke, our God is with you ,this is what our brother Nnamdi Kanu was lamenting since well He Will not do all’,please Austin out people at home need protections guns to defend themselfs in case if stracks i am in Europeo.

  • Well said my learned gentle man, there is nothing like south south in geography, we only have south west and south east… let’s have the 1913 map back… amalgamation is over

  • Mr. Austin Okeke.
    What is happening in the South East and South South is a change of tactics by the Fulani Dreamers. Their original plan was to attack the South West, but with the setting up of Amotekun, coupled with the homogeneous Yoruba language spoken and understood by all across the Region, these dreamers suddenly realized that it would be a heculian if not impossible attempt to attack the Southwest. Secondly, offending the Southwest in this manner would damage the political cooperation between these Dreamers and the Yorubas that brought Buhari to Power. This necessitated the change of strategy to attack the Southeast/Southsouth where there is no coordinated Security outfit like Amotekun couples with the fact that there is no homogeneous language understood by all in this region. This problem is not going to go away so long as a Fulani man remains at the helm of Affairs in Nigeria,and whenever this is over (no matter how long it takes), every community in the South must get rid of any squatter in their Forest. The Forest belongs to Communities, and cannot be a home to anyone or any squatter.

    • Thank you so much for your insightful contribution unlike some other morons from South South. They are gullible and don’t know what really happens under their nose. By the time they wake up from their induced sleep they will not find their heads. The Fulanis said they won’t fight the Benue people again because they felt they have defeated the Benue people. Their new theatre on war now is the South East and South South. See what they are doing in Delta and Enugu States. Igbo traders in the North are not making any trouble and they are not armed unlike these Fulanis in the South East and South South. So if anybody says after all we have Igbo traders in the North, are they armed. People should weigh the evidence on ground before jumping to conclusion.

  • Barr, pls kindly forward our petition to NASS here to start with. For sure, the likes of Abaribe and Ekweremadu will not slack on taking adequate actions and measures to brainstorm.

    • Are Abaribe and Ekwerenmadu not in Nigeria to know what’s happening? All hands must be on deck to defend our land from these criminals called fulani.

  • Thank you Sir for being a voice to the southern and eastern part of Nigeria.
    My prayer is that United Nations, The Government of the United States, The Government of the United Kingdom and the Global Community shouldn’t ignore this letter and act immediately to safeguard lifes.

  • Yet another lone voice in the wilderness. A solicitor and advocate in every sense of the word. Thanks immensely.

  • Dear everyone,

    I thank you very much for your support and responses. Let us come together now as one unity people and defend our native land.

    We will prevail.

    Austin Okeke

    • I agree with you my brother. It’s only tree you say you will mull down and it’ll still remain where it is. If you say that to an animal it will find a way to defend itself. Having witnessed the civil War, I know what it means to be protect yourself. This is a Clarion call
      If Dangote even as he may not be the one that loaded the arms and ammunition, with Igbos been over 60% of his customers keep quiet about this serious issue and the Presidency has not spoken, then how safe are we? Action must be taken before it’s too late.

  • Great job, we have to act fast and do more. The entire Southern Nigeria is under a seige, no one area is safe any longer and our politicians have been giving money to turn blind eyes and let them carry out their nefarious acyivities. God will not allow them to succeed. However, God will use humans beings to defeat the evil agender of the Nigerian government.
    It’s time all the Southern states unite and fight against these mercenaries imported by the Nigerian government to take over our father’s land from us and turn us to slave.

  • God bless you my brother we all should not be afraid of anything because God is with us that doesn’t mean we will not be on alert. From the time Joshua took mantle of leadership from Moses read Joshua chapter one down to the almost end chapter, God always told him do not be afraid for I have given them to you, if that God that fought with them is still fighting for them today in the modern war today I know he will do it to us because is same our God

  • Thanks hon. Odafi, you’re a solidarity figure & big hearted supporter,
    We can not fold our hands & watch northern ethnic to take over our tribe and violate our rights,

    Remember that most of our governors & politicians has been bought,
    Non of them would say anything,

    Please let us apply what ever it takes to make safeguard our tribes,
    Rather; let’s brake the sword & deal with this once & for all,

    They have a mandate to swoop & clean us up, so there will be nothing like Easterners.

    Please lets buckle up.

    • Sola Akinwande,
      If the Fulani, who make up a very tiny population in Nigeria did not have strong collaborators like you to deploy your intellectual might to cover up their schemes, they would not have turned the real Africans who own the country into slaves.
      Lets start from the Vice President. Where is he today? Those who collaborate, justify and accomodate evil will have a taste of more evil.

  • Anyone has a right to any complaints to whichever chosen body. While the said movement negates the efforts of containing the present pandemic, I am unable to agree that it’s for any impending genocide especially in the eastern part of the country. Even in the North there are cross border movements including the deportation of almajiris. In the north there are also numerous southerners living and doing their businesses peacefully. The writer however may be privy to more information that prompted the writing of the letter.

    • This is not a normal migration or movement of people from place to place. There is a sinister plan , well organized and orchestrated to cause violence and war in southern Nigeria . My people, enough of this talk and social media stuff. Organize yourselves in villages and states. It’s not a time of division between southeast and south south or south west. Unity and action is needed, otherwise we’ll all perish together in the hands of the Fulanis.

      • Sola should leave this people alone to protest. He who feels it, knows it
        Even, we Yoruba Nationals are feeling the pains of Fulani occupation. See how Prof Osibajo, a whole Vice President of Nigeria have been hosted and remains in a thiny-tight corner. Was he not unofficially reporting to Abba Kyari and now Gambari? What of the kidnapping in the southern-west, rapping of our wives and daughters, etc? Those culprit s when arrested, were they not given presidential cover and release? It has not happened to a member of your close family. So, let the aggrieved chat a way as they are painfully …. the wounds. I no talk o

      • Akinwale, I strongly disagree with your comments. If you think you and your family will be exempted from the impending war from the fulanis, you’re joking. Everybody has right to become anything under the Fulani terrorists, you cannot hide under any guise to compel others to buy your thoughts. Okeke has done the right thing for which God will bless him. As for Dangote, he should know that those who live in glass House should not throw stones. At the appropriate time, he will reap what he’s down.

    • Sola, the petitioner didn’t complain about Fulanis living in southern Nigeria. The complaint is about the nortunal migration going on right now when there’s supposed to be no interstate movement. There’s hardly a day without interception of Fulanis hidden in trucks traveling from far north to southern Nigeria, crossing several states. You claim people of southern origin are also in the northern part of Nigeria. Yes. But can you tell us how many trucks carrying people from South have been intercepted in the north?. Can’t you see that this is not the usual economic migration and that it very well organized? Lagos, ogun and Rivers states have been under total lockdown, yet these trucks were also intercepted there. Are you telling me these migrants are also going to these states to work? North is where the action is. It is the only place where federal government parliatives can be felt. So why would anyone leave there for the unknown at this time except there’s a hidden motive? Does it not surprise you that the federal government and/or anyone in the north has spoken in respect of this migration? Last but not the least, have you asked yourself where the so-called vulnerable people got the money to undertake such journey?

    • The only sensible reaction so far. How well have you consider your people living in the northern part of the country. You’re all making the same mistake twice which shows you’ve learned nothing from the first one.

      Dance of war, song of war, chants for war and call for war. We can only decide the beginning but you don’t know what the end of all these will be. I hope you are all alive to witness it.

    • State Backed Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen And Shuwa Arabs Now Occupy 350 Igbo Communities And Villages
       
      Special Report: 27th May 2020
      Intersociety, Onitsha, Eastern Nigeria
       
      There are not less than 350 Igbo communities, villages and other locations now invaded and permanently occupied by the Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen and ‘imported’ Shuwa Arabs, also called ‘Cowmen’ in Arabic. The number of Igbo communities forcibly occupied by the Jihadists has recorded exponential increase from about 139 in August 2019 to alarming 350 in May 2020. The jihadist occupation is vicariously, if not directly aided by the Government of Nigeria and its security agencies especially the Army and the Police. By the combined accounts of the Association of the Eastern Town Unions, the Alaigbo Dev Foundation and the Eastern Outlook Newspaper, “as at August 2019, 139 Igbo communities, villages and locations have been occupied by Fulani Herdsmen, out of which Enugu State has the highest number with 56, followed by Anambra with 24, Imo 17, Ebonyi 12 and Abia seven. In Igbo areas of Delta and Rivers, there are 15 in Delta and nine in Rivers”.
       
      But in our recent detailed review and update, the number has exponentially increased from 139 in August 2019 to not less than 350 in May 2020, out of which 318 were factually located and presented below while 38 others were added as ‘dark figures’ or “factually existing but not captured figures”. The ’32 added dark figures’ are likely to be found in Imo and Ebonyi States, with a fraction in Enugu State. The breakdown of the current figure of 350 invaded and occupied Igbo Communities show that Enugu State has the largest number with 72 communities, followed by Anambra with 70, Imo 61,  Abia 43, Ebonyi 36, Igbo Delta 21 and Igbo Rivers 15; totaling 318 and 350 when added with a ‘dark figure’ of 32.
       
      The geographical and geopolitical implication of this is that the Jihadist Herdsmen have roughly invaded and violently occupied two States in Igbo Land. This is on account of the fact that Enugu and Anambra State have total of 368 autonomous communities; with 187 in Enugu and 181 in Anambra, as against 350 of them already occupied by the Jihadist Herdsmen. In grand summary, while most of these 350 Igbo communities, villages and other locations have been invaded and violently occupied, some are already under attacks or on a verge of invasion and violent occupation.
       
      The Research Did Not Include Northern “Economic Refugees” In Igbo Land
      Granted that there presently are hundreds of thousands of “economic refugees” of Northern extraction now flooding the cities and towns in Igbo Land; some of them surviving victims of Boko Haram/ISWAP, Ansaru, ‘Zamfara/Birnin Gwari’ Bandits and Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen anti Christian butcheries in the north; but they are strictly not included in our research categorization of invading “Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen and Shuwa Arabs”. In other words, those engaged in meaningful means of livelihood in Igbo cities and towns are not included; even though some, if not many of them are potential security threats to Igbo Land and her indigenous natives and their properties.
       
      Appreciation
      We must thank in special way Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, PhD (Awka North & South), Odikpo Mmadubueze (Anambra East & West and Ayamelum), Mr. Oselloka Obaze (Ogbaru), Eric Eyituche (ADF, Enugu), Emeka Obi, PhD (Chukwuemeka-Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam),Comrade Paschal Oziri (Imo), Comrade Samuel Kamanyaoku (Abia & Ebonyi), Hon Abia Onyike (former Commissioner for Information in Ebonyi), Ndidi Ndudi (Asaba), Kenneth Odenigbo (Ezeagu, Enugu), Ifeanyi Uzoma (Orlu, Imo) and Samuel Okoro (Uzo Uwani, Enugu). Their contributions and assistance in the course of our field data collection and authentication are remarkable and commendable.
       
       
       
       
       
      Purposes Of This Research Report
      Following serious concerns especially the fear of imminent jihad recently expressed by the general Igbo population of ‘home and abroad’; on account of organized movement or flooding of mostly uneducated and radicalized young Islamists (dubbed Alamajirai) to different parts of old Eastern Nigeria mainly Igbo Land using the cover of ‘COVID-19’; we have deemed it necessary to set the record straight to the effect that: though the general fears and their ascribed intents are well understood, but the current worrying situation did not start with the said ‘COVID-19’ movement of Alamajirai. It started way back in 2016 with the full knowledge and conspiracy of the Igbo Govs and community (traditional rulers and town unions’ presidents) and church leaders.
       
      Not setting the record straight at this point in time would expressly mean creating escape routes for the Govs and community leaders. Another purpose of this research work is to intellectualize the consciousness of the general Igbo population to the effect that such violent invasion and occupation are not ordinary. They are done with clear jihadist intents and defy all geographical and geopolitical excuses. It is also one of the purposes of this research work to expose the conspiracy of the Igbo Govs and community leaders and the hypocrisy of the today’s church leaders (today’s ‘faith profiteers’) in Igbo Land. This work is further intended to alert the ‘attentive’ Igbo public (policy makers, political actors and the educated class) and the ‘un-attentive’ Igbo public or larger population to be on extreme alert, as the old saying goes “Hausa abatago Awka”. Setting the record straight in this respect will further make the general Igbo population to be in the know of those who have abominably compromised to sell the Igbo Nation out to jihadist enemies.
       
      Finally, the research work is a clarion call on those in charge of Nigeria’s Presidency and security establishments to immediately retrace their steps from their steady match toward breeding of ‘war of anybody against anybody’ or religious war and throw in towel if they are tired of piloting the affairs of the country. From the way things are speedily unfolding, the country is likely to be thrown into the Rwandan style genocide and other forms of mass bloodletting. We demand and insist that the country be strictly governed with full forms and characteristics of modern limited government where citizens must enjoy their inalienable liberties and be allowed and protected by the State to freely and constitutionally practice religion of their choice outside the confines of state aided jihadism.
       
      Renewed Jihadism Is Sweeping Across Christian West, East, Central & Southern Africa
      As never recorded in recent times, Islamic Jihadism is now ravaging the Christian West, East, Central and Southern Africa. It looks like a regional project with powerful sponsorship and state protection where jihadist elements are in charge of political and military powers. Today in Congo DRC, a country with largest Catholics in Africa, there is ongoing jihad. In Central African Republic, a country with dominant Christian population, jihadists are substantially in charge. Similar situations are found in Burkina Faso, Angola, Mozambique, Congo Republic and Togo; to mention but a few. Like in Libya in 1969 and Sudan in 1989, the jihadists are penetrating and gaining grounds, aiming at capturing state power and changing the socio-legal secular status quo to brutal Sultanate and Shariah regimes.
       
      Unmasking The Fulani Herdsmen
      The militant Fulani Herdsmen are the armed terrorist and Islamic jihadist department of Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria, the country’s primitive cattle herders. They were created and funded and are still funded by some extremist Northern politicians and security chiefs and made more devastating and jihadist in 2010. The formation and funding of the now world’s fourth deadliest terrorist group were achieved using the draconian and age-long Fulani rural cattle grazing networks in Nigeria. The jihadist branch of the Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria is also strongly believed to have been joined by ‘imported’ jihadists made up of ‘Shuwa Arabs’ or ‘Cowmen’ from Chad and Sudan, etc.
       
      The Fulani jihadist group is likened to ‘Sudanese Janjaweed’ and different from ‘machete and dagger-armed’ wandering cattle herders or the ‘Fulani Herdsmen’. The age-long grazing networks of the Herdsmen, spanning the country’s rainforest regions of Southeast, South-south, Southwest and North-central including Christian parts of Northwest and Northeast, will in the nearest future, if not months away, serve as area intelligence and grounds for full scale jihadist attacks or violence in old Eastern Nigeria and other Christian settlements in the Southwest, FCT, etc.
      Under these, too, the country’s four main Jihadist groups: militant Herdsmen, Boko Haram, ISWAP and Ansaru; and even embryonic “Zamfara/Birnin Gwari” Terror Bandits with state cover and protection can successfully launch jihadist attacks anywhere in Nigeria. As a matter of fact, the Fulani Herdsmen in the country are today serving as ‘rain forest intelligence suppliers’ to the four main jihadist groups. It must also be remembered that the movement for formation of jihadist department within the ranks of the country’s primitive cattle herders or ‘Fulani Herdsmen’ was dated back to 2001, two years after Nigeria returned to civil rule in 1999.
       
      Difference Between Fulani Jihadists & Herdsmen
      The major difference between the Fulani Herdsmen and their jihadist component strictly lies on their modus operandi and the role of the state actors. The original Fulani Herdsmen operated and still majorly operate with machetes and daggers used in cutting foliages and clearing bush paths for their cattle and guarding their cattle against malicious attacks especially from their rival farmers and cattle rustlers. They also engaged in seasonal grazing usually during dry seasons and hardly settle or live in their host communities. The Fulani Herdsmen are well known serial wanderers (Fulani Daji) and different from sedentary Fulanis or ‘Fulani Ngida’. The clashes between Fulani Herdsmen and farmers before now were usually rag tag and seasonal; with zero state actor involvement except in settling disputes between them and their host farmers or other rivals.   
       
      However, the malicious state actor regimentation, militarization and radicalization of militant segment of the Fulani Herdsmen or formation of their jihadist department in Nigeria started rearing their ugly heads from the year 2001, with Jos area of Plateau State as one of their earliest crime scenes. They were among those fingered as malicious actors in the orgy of sectarian violence that ravaged Plateau State in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007 and 2008. They moved closer to full jihadism in 2010 and got fully transformed with state backing, cover and protection in mid 2015, following the emergence of Mr. Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s sixth President. It was also from that period that southward movement of Fulani Herdsmen increased with rapid speed to the extent of the Herders becoming ‘sedentary in foreign land’, strictly for purpose of supplying area intelligence and grounds for their jihadist brothers.
       
      Aided by forests’ mapping exercise reportedly carried out by the Nigerian Army in 2015, it has become much easier for the jihadist Herdsmen to infiltrate and occupy (using night movements) the marked Southern bushes and forests including those located in Southeast and South-south. These they now do with alarming speed with backing from malicious members of the country’s security forces. Since then, they have become ‘untouchable’ and vicariously, if not directly aided by the state to invade, confiscate, loot, plunder and takeover any land(s) or property(ies); and abduct, torture and kill any person or group of persons or rape and sexually abused (including forced pregnancies for jihadist intents) any woman or group of women of sexually active age bracket. It must be recalled that the Nigerian Army had reportedly carried out forests’ mapping throughout Nigeria in 2015, originally for purpose of ‘effective counterinsurgency operations’. Critics say the exercise was later found to be reportedly done for religiously malicious motives.
       
      Nigeria’s Fulani Herdsmen presently operate under the three major umbrellas of ‘the Miyatti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria-MACBAN’, ‘the Miyatti Allah Koutal Hore Association of Nigeria’ and ‘the Fulani Nationality Movement-FUNAM’; all federally registered organizations in Nigeria. ‘MACBAN’, for instance, was registered on 12th Feb 1986, while ‘Fulani Koutal Hore’ got registered around 2010. The jihadist intents of the Fulani Herdsmen took another dimension in 2018 when they announced the renaming in Fulfulde and Arabic and formal occupation of indigenous communities and villages violently attacked and seized from Christian dominated populations in Plateau State mostly between 2010 and 2015; with eight others earlier seized in 2001. In the Vanguard Newspaper report of 30th June 2018, no fewer than 54 communities mostly belonging to Berom Tribe were renamed. Also renamed were eight communities in the State attacked and seized between September 7 and 10, 2001. In Southern Kaduna (32 villages lost between 2016 and May 2020), Plateau and Benue States, no fewer than 300 Christian communities and villages have been devastatingly attacked and razed by the Fulani Jihadists.
       
       
       
       
      State Aided Movement Of Fulani Jihadists To Old Eastern Nigeria
      The movement of Fulani Jihadists commenced in 2016, but reached its peak between 2017 and 2019. The movement had involved: non state actor ‘move in and settle or occupy’ and state actor ‘security forces aided yearly movement’, facilitated through the Nigerian military’s annual regional exercises, usually held between Sept and Oct-Dec. The exercises, which first commenced in 2016, were initially code named: ‘Python Dance’ for Southeast and ‘Crocodile Smile’ for South-south; and later renamed in 2019 as ‘Atiliogwu Udo’ for Southeast. Through the combination of the reported Nigerian Army forests’ mapping of 2015, state security forces aided movement of the jihadists and the existing Fulani grazing routes and networks throughout the country’s rainforest regions, not less than 350 communities, villages and other locations in Igbo Land have been invaded and violently occupied by the Fulani jihadists as at May 2020.
       
      Vicarious Involvement Of The Nigerian Government & Its Security Agencies
      First is the fact that Igbo Land has the least land allocation in Nigeria with 29,525km2 and estimated 20,000 others for her outpost population; as against a Northern State of Niger that has 76,363km2; roughly three times more than that of the entire five States of the Southeast. So land issue is out of it. Second is the fact that the Buhari Presidency had in the same 2016 when the movement for jihad in old Eastern Nigeria started, requested to govern Nigeria with ‘emergency powers’; thereby tending to castrate the Constitution including its Human Rights Chapter. Since then, the 1999 Constitution has been applied in such mode alongside the country’s various treaty laws. Third is that the Nigerian Army had in same 2016 announced the introduction of ‘Army Ranching’ throughout the country’s military formations. This was how Fulani Herdsmen seemingly became a branch of the Nigerian Army and other security agencies.
       
      Fourth was the establishment by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2017, 2018 and 2019 of ‘RUGA’ or ‘Rural Fulani Settlement’ and the ‘National Livestock Transformation Plan’; a grand disguise to forcibly facilitate the movement of the Jihadists who hide under ‘cattle herders’ to force themselves into indigenous populations and violent takeover of their farmlands and forests throughout Nigeria. Sixth is the grossly lopsided composition of the country’s top security positions at Federal, regional and state levels. These are to the extent that as at Sept 2019, 18 of the country’s 22 security, policing & justice positions were occupied by Muslims; out of 26 top military commanders manning strategic formations in the Southeast, 18 were Muslims; out of six senior police commanders in the Southeast, four were Muslims and out of five State directors of SSS in the Southeast four were Muslims.
       
      In the South-south, out of 22 senior military commanders manning key military formations in the region, 14 were Muslims; out of its eight senior police commanders, five were Muslims; and out of its six State directors of SSS, four were Muslims. It was so bad that wherever there was new Fulani Herdsmen settlement in any part of Igbo Land during the Military Python Dance/Atiliogwu Udo, there must be established a new military or MOPOL roadblock near such settlement. A typical example took place in 2017 in Umu-Ura Forest (in Ogwe Community) Ukwa West LGA of Abia State where an Army roadblock was created by the corner of the thick forest hosting a new Fulani settlement.
       
      Conspiracy Of The Igbo Govs & Community Leaders
      It must be clearly understood that violent invasion and occupation of not less than 350 Igbo communities, villages and other locations by Jihadist Herdsmen has the trio of state and security backing and conspiracy of Igbo Govs and most of the community leaders. Community leaders include traditional rulers and presidents general of the town unions and the Government appointed or selected chairmen of various local government areas. The Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen movement Southward is also heavily funded clandestinely. Such conspiratorial involvements of the Govs, community leaders and council chairmen include ‘conspiracy of silence’,  inaction, cover-up, ‘donation’ of lands or procurement of same through moles or compromised third parties, receiving criminal cash sums from leaders of the Jihadists or collection of monthly royalties, and exhibition of fears and cowardice, among others.  As a matter of fact, the Igbo Govs saw all these coming but covered same up so as to ‘retain’ and ‘finish their office tenures’.
       
       
       
      There are only few instances in Igbo Land where community leaders including traditional rulers and presidents general resisted and still resist them. These few communities include Arondizogu in Ideato South LGA (ikpa-ocha debacle), Issele-Ukwu in Aniocha North LGA (Delta) and Umuchu in Aguata LGA. In Issele-Ukwu, a mole was hired to procure and ‘donate’ a parcel of land for “private Hausa Market” but the Community stood its ground in the contrary.  In Umuchu, a group of violent Fulani Herdsmen, accompanied by an Army officer, were caught recently negotiating a forest path in the Community in a bid to settle in same. The police authorities in the areas were alerted and on interrogation, they claimed to have come from ‘Abia’ and after a phone call with the Abia State Police Command, they were ordered to be returned to Abia State while the Army officer was picked and taken to Anambra State Police Command headquarters, Awka for further investigation.
       
      In Umuzu, Ogbaru LGA of Anambra State, a sum of N200, 000 was recently paid to Fulani Herdsmen for ‘their two missing cows’. In Umunnachi, Dunukofia LGA of Anambra State, a highly placed citizen and personality of international repute recently told Intersociety that the Fulani Herdsmen have just invaded and settled at the top of a hill from where they monitor local maidens and young married women farming in the farms for possible abduction and sexual violence including rape and forced pregnancies. It was also found that some times, the natives and leaders of concerned Igbo communities are taken unawares by the Jihadists, only to wake up one morning to discover that their distant farmlands and forests have been taken over by the Jihadist Herdsmen. News of their occupation only breaks out when some of their natives are reported missing, or abducted, or raped, or killed.
       
      In furtherance of their sexual violence, the Jihadist Herdsmen use three malicious methods: enticement with cash sums where necessary and false promises where necessary; use of charms where necessary and use of violence where necessary. Once succeeded in forcing their victims to be pregnant, they will insist on ‘inheriting both the forcibly impregnated local maidens or young married women and their pregnancies or children. A number of these young girls and married women are strongly believed to have fallen victim to them in Awka (Agu Awka), Ayamelum, Uzo Uwani, Ezeagu and some parts of Ebonyi State; and when rarely complained to Christian or community leaders or Government actors, they would be told to retire to their fate so as to ‘to avoid being hacked to death or have their families or villages wiped out’.  Many, if not most of the church leaders in Igbo Land, on their part, have also become more of ‘faith profiteers’ than ‘defenders of faith’. They are busy chasing after money while the House of Jesus crumbles under their watch.
       
      Names Of Occupied 350 Igbo Communities And Villages
      Enugu: 72 Locations: Ibite Ogbaku, Akpugo, Achi, Inyi, Nachi, Ukpabi-Nimbo, Ukpata, Akegbe-Ugwu, Ugwuoba, Eka Aku, Igbo-Etiti, Amagunze, Amaechi Idodo, Ugwu-Onyeama, Egede, Adada, Nkpologwu, Afa, Uvuru, Ugwu Aboh, Waziri Estate-Nsukka, Enugu-Ezike, Neke-Uno, Akpogasi, Ugwuogo, Ekpebe, Madonna University Layout, Ihuokpa-3-Corner, Akwuke, Industrial Layout-Emene, Unity Layout, Ibagwa-Nike City Layout-Amokwe, Heritage Layout-Oyoho-Nike, Odo Rice-Emene, New Zion State Layout-Ugwu Onyeama, Phase 11, Independence Layout, 4-Corner (Enugu), Redemption Layout (Enugu), Amokpo, Ugbaka-Nkanu, Aninri, Umuabi (near FRSC Regional Training Headquarters in Udi), Awgu, Nenwe (in Aninri LGA) and Amiri Village in Nkanu West LGA. Others are: Eziani (Nsukka LGA), Ugwuogo-Nike, Oyoho Village (Nike), Ngwo, Ibeagwa Community (Enugu East LGA), Amaoji (Enugu East LGA), Okutu (Enugu North) and Akwegbe-Agu (in Igbo-Etiti LGA); Imezi-Owa, Umuna-Ndiagu, Umuna-Ndiuno, Oha-Ndiagu, Okpogho-Mgbata, Amankwo-Ndiagu, Amansiodo-Ihuonyia and Owa Communities; all in Ezeagu Local Government Areas; and Adani, Igga, Urobo, Ugbene-Ajima, Nkpunator-Nkpologwu, Umulokpa, Adaba, Opanda, Ojor and Asaba in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Areas.
       
      Anambra: 70 Locations: Nteje, Ogbunka, Ndiukwuenu-Obaeze (location of Mamu River Forest), Amaetiti, Ufuma, Ezira, Umunze, Ozubulu, Oba, Umuchukwu, Akpu, Ndikeilionwu, Ogboji, Ndiowu, Mmiata-Anam, Achala, Ebenebe, Ogbunike, Ihitte (Orumba South), Umunnachi (hilltop), Okija, Ihiala, Dunukofia, Agulu, Neni, Ogbu, Awkuzu and 3-3 Area of Nsugbe. They have also violently settled in Atani, Akiri-Ogidi, Akiri-Ozizor, Aminyi, Mputu, Obeagwe, Ohita, Ogbakuba, Umuodu, Ossamala, Ogwu-Aniocha, Umunankwo, Umuzu and Ogwuikpere; all in Ogbaru LGA (using Odekpe/Atani/Oba/Ozubulu Forest Swamp as their main base).
      It is strongly suspected too that the Herdsmen have infiltrated and settled in Ukpo, Lilu, Akwa Ihedi and Unubi (in Nnewi South LGA); all owing to their difficult terrains or topographies. Other Anambra Communities involved are Amanuke, Ugbene, Ugbenu, Amansii, Urum, Ukwuru, Isu Aniocha and Mgbakwu, all in Awka North LGA; and Umuawuru, Awka, Isiagu, Ntoko, Ndikpa and Nibo in Awka South LGA. In Anambra East LGA, they have infiltrated and settled in Aguleri, Nando, Nsugbe and Igbariam and in Aghamelum (Ayamelum) LGA, they forcibly settle in the whole eight communities of Anaku, Omor, Umueje, Omasi, Igbakwu, Umumbo, Umuerum and Ifite-Ogwari.
       
      Imo: 61 Locations: Onuimo, Ehime and Isiala Mbano, Ndegwu and Orogwe in Owerri West, Ogbaku in Mbaitoli LGA, Amakaohia-Ubi and Obokofia (Owerri West LGA), Obudi-Agwa Community (Ohaji/Egbema LGA), Okohia Village of Umuduruodu-Okwelle (Onuimo LGA), Ejemekwuru, Eziorsu, Izombe and Agwa Communities (Oguta LGA), Nkwerre, Eziama, Obaire, Amaigbo and Umozu in Nkwerre and Nwangele Local Government Areas, Oru (Ahiazu Mbaise), Ikpa-Ocha (Arondizogu-Ideato South LGA) and Agbala Community (Owerri North LGA), Umuekune-Irete Community (Owerri West LGA), Umuchima, Ugwuaku-Ezinnachi and Umuowa-Ibu (Okigwe LGA), Umuoma (Ihitte Uboma LGA), Naze Cluster (Nekede) and Nekede Old Road Forest.
       
      They also include: Osina, Obinze (near Military Barracks); Umundugba, Nkume and Abba Communities in Orlu Local Government Areas; Mbieri and Ubomiri in Mbaitolu LGA; and Agbabo Village in Umulolo and Mechanic Village; all in Okigwe Local Government Area; Uratta (Owerri North), Emeabiam and Amakohia-Ubi in Owerri West,  Umuanyim Village (Onumiri) in Ngor-Okpala LGA, Achicha Community in Ngor-Okpala LGA, Olokwu na Umusu Village in Owerri West, Umunakara Village in Ngor-Okpala LGA and Ngwuru Village in Ngor-Okpala LGA.  
       
      Also out of the 24 Communities in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area, over half of them or at least fifteen are now occupied by Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen. They are Umuagwo, Oloshi, Umunkwaku, Umapu, Obile, Obitti, Opuoma, Mgbirichi/Abakuru, Assa, Awara, Ikwerede, Umuokanne, Obiakpu, Oroba, Obosima, Abackeke, Abaezi, Ekugba, Obeakpu, Obiakpu, Mgbara, Umuoji and Mmahu-Opuoma. The Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen violent settlement in the area follows high presence of military and police roadblocks mounted because of crude oil exploration; to the extent that from Obinze/Umuagwo to Elele in Rivers State, there are no fewer than 44 roadblocks including at least ten military (Army and Navy) roadblocks. The route to Port Harcourt is a journey of not more than one hour under normal circumstances.
       
      Abia: 43 Locations: Leeru, Ohambele-Ndoki (Ukwa East), Nkpa, Ohafia, Bende, Ubakala and Owerre-Nta, Obohia-Ndoki (Ukwa East LGA), Aru Umuonyeukwu in Aru-Ngwa (Osisoma LGA), Umuora/Umuchichi (Osisioma LGA), Owaza Village (Ukwa West LGA), Ebem/Okagwa Ohafia (Ohafia LGA), Ihechiowa (Arochukwu LGA), Ututu Village-Arochukwu (Arochukwu LGA), Lokpanta (Isuochi LGA), Eberi Omuma (Abia State), Umuenye Village (Isiala Ngwa LGA),  Ama Oji, Isiokporo (Isiala Ngwa LGA), Abiriba-Uzo (Ohafia LGA), Igbere (Bende LGA), Ugwueke (Bende LGA), Abam (Bende LGA), Alayi (Bende LGA), Item Village (Bende LGA), Omuma-Uzo (Ukwa West LGA), Umuorie (former site of old Imo Airport) Isiala Ngwa South LGA), Ozu Item and Ozu Abam (Bende LGA), Obeaku City (Ukwa West LGA), Amaeke-Abiriba (Ohafia LGA), Ndiebe Abam (Bende LGA), Mkpa Community (Bende LGA), Uzuakoli (leprosy center) Bende LGA, Alaojii Village (Obingwa LGA), Assenentu Village (Ugwunagbo LGA), Umuakpiti-Nkara (Isiala Ngwa LGA), Umuokpo Village (Obingwa LGA), Mkpuko Ohuhu-Ala (Isiala Ngwa LGA),  Umuako Nsirimo (Umuahia South LGA),  Umuakuma Umueze (Isiala Ngwa South LGA),  Umumba Nsirimo (Umuahia South LGA) and Umuerim Nsirimo (Umuahia South LGA).
       
      Ebonyi: 36 Locations: Emoha, Nkalagu, Afikpo, Izzi, Ezza, Ezzaegu, Ezamgbo, Ukpo, Ekeimoha, Akpoha, Abomege, Onicha, Ohaukwu, Umuogudu-Akpu, Ukwagba-Mgbo Community (Ohaukwu LGA), Uburu (Ohaozara LGA), Okposi (Ohaozara LGA), Aga Village (Ohaukwu LGA), Ama Nguzu in Nguzu Edda (Afikpo South LGA), Ama Oso Edda (Afikpo South LGA), Eziedda (Afikpo South LGA), Amangwu Edda (Afikpo South), Oso Edda (Afikpo South LGA), Owutu Edda (Afikpo South LGA), Agharosa Village (Izzi LGA), Ndiohia Iboko (Izzi LGA), Ezza Egu Ndebo (Izzi LGA), Ishiagu (Izzi LGA), Amuzu Igeagu (Izzi LGA), Nkaleke Igbeagu (Izzi LGA), Ndu Nwanphu Igbeagu (Izzi LGA) and Uzashi Igbeagu (Izzi LGA), Ndiakpurata Oguzereonwiya (Igbeagu) in Izzi LGA, Ndiegbe-Onuebonyi, Igbeagu (Izzi LGA) and Nwanwu-Igbeagu (Izzi LGA).
       
      Delta (Anioma Land): 21 Locations: Agbor, Olor, Ewulu, Okpanam, Iselleukwu, Oshimmili, Onicha-Ugbo, Ndokwa, Umunede, Ogwasiukwu, Ibusa (forest), Kwale, Obiaruku and Igbo-Akiri (boundary Igbo towns with Edo), Asaba (rural), Ella, Ubulu-Ukwu, Ubulu-Unor, Abor, Akwkwu-Igbo and Issele-Azagba. While they have infiltrated and lived in the named 21 communities, they violently operate in 20 Delta Igbo communities spread across Aniocha North, Aniocha South, Oshimiri North and Oshimiri South LGAs of the State.
       
      Rivers: 15 Locations: Onuimo, Ugurunta, Omoku, Ahuada, Omuha (Umoha), Emeoha, Okehi, Isiokpo, Oleh, Umuechem, Agbomchia Farm Road/Pipeline, Eleme, Emeagwa Int’l Airport area, Ubima/Nval War College (Isiokpo LGA) and Elele
       
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  • My regard to Barr. Austin Okeke,
    For this initiative of writing to UN, USA & UK, including other global country that were cc.

    May God bless you abundantly, more wisdom and encouragement to follow-up this undesirable manner of this ethnic.

  • Barr Austin Okeke I greet you and say in my Life Time a David has risen to encourage the Southerners and fight Goliath Fulani. The South the throne of heat cannot be iceblock. You have started the action but we need the Nkpurigwes, Ogbunigwes, Ochiaghas, Umuikorobias to train. Recall the Ugwuta war of three days commanded by Odumegwu Ojukwu called Officers attack. They are in ower bushes but the owner of the land no better. We will not perish. God is with us. Thank you brother and God be with you and your family.

  • Unfortunately, The world does not care and will never care about Africans. Africans must defend themselves and protect the dignity of man by themselves. The united nations and the global community are ONLY interested in what that can steal from Africa when we are fighting and killing ourselves.

    Sadly we are not free enough in our minds and brainwashed mentality to let go of the imposed nationalities and names given to us by the slave/colonial masters. Britain will never shed a tear on any African child dying from hunger or would the United States intervene, The solution must come from us. When a group want to be separate from the human experiment of the colonial masters, they are tagged terrorists and killed.

    The best solution is to part ways peacefully and still support one another as a united Africa. In Nigeria we can have people from other parts from Africa that work and co-exist with one another on a common African UNITY. Biafrans will be free and still help Nigerians and other Africans develop to their full potentials. We have been doing that all over the world and will be doing so, no matter what.

    • You are one of the contributors that worth replying, The South East always get their strategy wrong in most of their agitation, You have governors and Senators that you voted there who can easily get this thing done bad if not form a strong eastern Political party and vote in people who believe in your ideology and can easily push it through at the upper level of government, UN UK US and all those you wrote to will never help you a bit. You forget Nigeria is a sovereign Nation, Use your People in top places in government, Top media houses with evidence and make reasonable allies. When South west form Amotekun why can’t South East bring back Bakassi boys in a formal way, your Political class look like they sold you out by keeping quiet if all the petitioner mentioned is true. If you don’t choose your battle carefully and strategize logically, you will continue to be on the receiving end

  • Mr Okeke, I and millions of southerners are in support of your exposee and the petition.
    Please I plead with you to put measures in motion to bring positive minds in motion and assemble a movement to checkmate this Fulani hydra headed monsters. UN and Global world are slow in response to SOS and cries for intervention until massacres and genocides have taken place, remember Rwanda, Iraq, Sierra Leon Liberian and Rhohigia to mention a few. There must be a vanguard from a united body of southerners, especially South East and South on ground . Call on me, I am prepared to serve. A stitch in time saves nine. There is no time. Rhetorics won’t save us but actions. I have served this country in a very active form for years.

  • JUDE IROABUCHI, may God bless you and empower you to write more, light and darkness has no business, we save God of all time, and I strongly believe that the time of his action is now, I encourage You go ahead our keens will get down in prayers for the backing of heavenly armors will always be behind you, thank u

  • Like always ! This is just the reason your folks have bad names. ALWAYS TRYING TO COVER UP EVIL ! With ALL that is happening before the whole world…??? UNBELIEVABLE !

  • Sir Austin, u are real a Dignified Igbo Man.
    It is very imperative that all the Igbo Sons & Daughters put hands on deck, pray, shout & work together to Salvage our people from all these inhuman & barbaric treatment being meted on us by the heartless Fulanis

    • Shoal Akinwande, I am shocked and surprised at your comments. Igbos who are doing business in the Northern and Western Nigeria did not go their under the cover of darkness when movement of persons was band, curfew imposed, and inter-state travel forbidden. Moreover, they were not conveyed in their thousands in trailers under a guise as goods; cement, tomatoes, pepper, cattle, etc while carrying arms and ammunitions.

      In fact, you failed to see someth sinister with the migration, then you need to shine your eyes more, read more, observe more and listen to your own people, like Femi Fani Kayode, even more.

      Furthermore, why were Fulanis from the Magreb and all over West Africa including French speaking Fulanis among those being moved to the South East. It appears you do not know what Buhari and the Fulani feudalism cabal are doing; endeavouring to fulfill the testament of Ahamadu Bello, which is that the Fulani must conquer Southern Nigera, stop them from taking their own destiny in their hands, make them an estate of their (Fulanis) grandfather (Usman Danfodio), make them slaves, use their women as spoils of conquest and sank the Koran into the sea. Search on the Internet for the video and be your own judge.

  • God bless you my patriotic Counsel. That’s why it’s said that the pen is mightier than the sword. Notwithstanding this belief in the power of the pen, the South Easterners, the former Eastern region, and the entire Southern part of Nigeria should hasten up in sensitizing, mobilizing and equipping our youths against the genocidal plans of President Buhari and his Fulani brethren. We must not wait for the international community to begin what I term “preparing for the rainy days”. The response of the international community is always a post-mortem type, best described as”medicine after death”. The only thing that will halt this evil agenda of the Fulanis is to prepare in a manner that the Fulanis will know that we are indeed prepared for or against them. Combining this “military approach” with the”pen approach” will save us faster and more effectively. I salute all our brethren in this battle to save our father/motherland. God bless us all.

  • When will all this North v South East/Igbo scaremongering and cynicism stop? We are all Nigerians. The fact that you hate the president does not give you the right to lay false information and hatred about fellow citizens. If some northern leaders like Gov ElRufai have come to agree with the age long opinion that the Almajiri system in the north is bad and in line with this, efforts aimed at dismantling the system is made, it would only be thinkable that some persons so affected would attempt to look elsewhere for livelihood. That’s where we are with this trans states movements currently experienced. Interpreting everything in the country in a sinister manner the way you’ve done here is unfortunate. I think we have governors and legislators in all the states of the federation including other political leaders who are paid to work for us and are doing their best to ensuring that those who rather than reunite with their families but rather prefer migrating elsewhere are stopped. This is mainly for reason of the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic and nothing more as any other reason would be against the constitution of Nigeria. To be sure, there are over 5million igbos in northern Nigeria making a decent living there without molestation. Why are northerners not apprehensive about the large population of your people there if one may ask? It is time we think twice before engaging in actions that would be counterproductive and detrimental to all concerned. If the north should rise up and order igbos out of their area, your guess is as good as mine as to those to be worse affected. You will require another lengthy letter to the United Nations to ask the north why it is telling igbos to leave the north I guess.

    My point is that as Nigerians we should pursue nation building rather than try to stoke fire in our country and its unity.

    Please allow the governors and the political leaders to do their job and desist from this laughable attention seeking.

    • You do not think the ahlmajiris should be returned to their parents or to their states of origin. We have huge trained an unemployed youth in Southern Nigeria, especially in South East and South South. You think the way to help these unemployed Southern youth is load them in hundreds of trailers ( Dangote thrailer) and move them Northern Nigeria. And you think that when to do it under the cover of darkness and disguise them as cement, tomatoes, pepper, cattle, etc. Then they need to travel with arms and ammunitions. You think the best time to move them is when travel generally is band including inter-state travel as well as imposed curfew across the country.

      Look well and deeper with open mind and you will definitely see a sinister motive written in capital Black and white letters.

      You are entitled to your opinion and I am so entitled. One thing is very clear, facts are facts, pictures undoctored videos don’t lie.

      • And why are some people transporting loads of ammunition together with almajiris hidden under sacks or bags of rice/onion/tomatoes etc? In a country whose have mopped up arms from certain sections or we have forgotten that – just last year o.

    • Mr Emananuel Usang

      Thank you for your constructive summation, evidently some elements are bent on setting the country ablaze for selfish reasons.
      We pray for peace in our land .

      • Princess
        Emmanuel Usang your very stupid let me ask you question are you been bribe by anyone or are you blind by seeing what is going on in the country call Nigeria for so many years, if you don’t know what to write or say stop ask questions. The millions of igob people that been killed during war uptill now you want to tell me you don’t know oh i know you don’t like igob people let me tell you with them there’s no Nigeria. Search yourself first what’s the governor or Senate are to going to do when all of the all of them are corrupt, i myself i want the country to separate so everyone goes their separate ways and if you want to be with the zoo you can nobody stop you and stop writing something that’s not relevant.

      • Who are the elements that want to destroy the country. oooh my bad you mean the zoo if care is not taken you one of them, tell me something do you like the way the country is going only the zoo control over everything and killing the people from igob land destroying our lives. I want the country to divide so that you will stay in your zoo country and we stay in our own Biafra kingdom with peace, so stop and think before write.

    • Mr. Emmanuel Usang, do you live in Nigeria? When was the last time you visited your home at Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria? Are you contented with the condition of the folks you left behind there? In all matters of public opinion, there’s also room for one to be silent, especially over things about which one lacks understanding and knowledge. Silence on this matter would have done you more good, lest you fall into the category of men that come back to eat their rotten and smelly vomit. One assignment for you: find time to study the constitutional development of Nigeria from precolonial era till date. Your knowledge base will be helped, and afterwards, you may be in a position to comment on matters of this nature.

    • Emmanuel, do you seriously believe those able bodied, welldressed men and women hidden in most of those trucks are almajiris?. Looks like there’s something you know that most Southerners don’t. Perhaps, you should start by telling us where almajiris got the money to undertake those journeys. Can’t you see that this is not the usual economic migration and that it very well organized? Lagos, ogun and Rivers states have been under total lockdown, yet these trucks were also intercepted there. Are you telling me these migrants are also going to these states to work? North is where the action is. It is the only place where federal government parliatives can be felt. So why would anyone leave there for the unknown at this time except there’s a hidden motive? Does it not surprise you that the federal government and/or anyone in the north has not spoken in respect of this migration? Last but not the least, have you asked yourself where the so-called vulnerable people got the money to undertake such journey?

      • Your comments section is not working well. This message was to commend @Usang for his intelligent comment.

        Well said Usang.

  • Dear Okeke,
    This is very well articulated, the readers should do the needful and speead the message further to underscore the importance of the issues. The Local Government Areas and their Leadership structures including Councilors must take note and ensure that our Commu ities are safe.
    I appreciate you.

  • Dear Emmanuel Usang, I am highly delighted that your hatred for the Igbos has dragged you into this justice forum! So, in your judgment the Igbos hate Buhari? Allah or God will surely repay you in your own coins! Well, our illustrious son, Okeke, thanks immensely for crying out and pleading with International Communities to take note of the evil plots of the Northerners against the most peaceful people of Easterners! For you Emma, wait and watch, you must live to regret being a Nigerian.

  • Dear Austin Okeke, thank you for creating this awareness for the world to see the evil been done to the good people of the Eastern part of Nigeria. This atrocities started 2015 immediately Buhari was sworn in as president of Nigeria. The fact is that as we speak more people are been killed. All hands most be on deck to protect us from this evil.

  • can we please give peace a chance and let Nigeria be.
    No matter who becomes the president tomorrow, we will still complain and there will still be all these troubles.

  • While we the southerners should be vigilant and ready to protect ourselves, we remember that chukwu abiaoma is the ultimate as he promised us divine protection.
    All these are signs of end time the 2nd coming of our Lord Jesus is at hand be prepared to meet him before its too late.

  • My Brother, A OKEKE. Job well done. May God Almighty continue to protect you, protect our people and our South East, South South. In JESUS name. Amen.

  • Thank you Austin, do you or can you organize a contact route to global press networks as well. If we are going to fight this, we need the press involvement, especially CNN, BBC and the like in every nation of the world.

  • Eastern Nigeria has access to the sea, they have over 40m able bodied young men, they have financial resources. They have wherewithal to engage miillitary weapons manufacturers reps and govts, Isreal and other semitic benevolent Nations. Today all over Western world are nuclear war bunkers built mainly during at the height of the cold war now mostly abandoned. With the East above assets and the possibility of above threats it would be foolish and disgraceful of all of us especially the elites and resourceful ones to continue playing the stupid ostrich for whatever reason.

  • SIR EMENIKE JC.
    Barrister Austin Okeke has done well.
    May God Almighty continue to bless and protect you.
    You are the type of person we need in the South.
    I wish our Southern governors/politicians will rise up to say or do something about this than keeping their mouths muted.
    More importantly the South East and South South should raise a strong Security organization like the South West has done to protect our land.
    Let’s pray the open letter written by Barrister Austin Okeke gets to the appropriate quaters.
    Dangote has a hand in this evil plan.
    I urge the Southern Nigeria to stop using Dangote products so that his trucks will have no reason to go to the South.
    May God bless and protect us the Southerners from the hands of Buhari and his company of evil men

  • It is about time we put aside our sentiments and build a better Nigeria for our offsprings. Let laid the solid foundation for that. Now is not time for being myopic. Over the years, this message is being recycled just to create fear and apprehension in the minds of Nigerians.
    Nobody can change the fact that this country belongs to all us irrespective of tribe, religion or region. What is Paramount is for us to understand our differences, that is what will make us appreciate one another. Politically, we should know that we need one another to survive. All these cooked up stories of planned attacks on a particular tribe or region is nothing but a defeatists idea. Nigeria is for all Nigerians and it is our collective responsibilities to ensure its development.
    Stop spreading rumours thereby creating unnecessary fear in the minds of the people. Always remember there are many of kinsmen leaving in other part of Nigeria and leaving peacefully with their host. I hope this little piece will change the narratives of a self centred looser who wants to use ethnicity and regional sentiments to confuse Nigerians.

      • That is not true, Nigeria is not one. Wat is happening today is telling us that there are hidden agendas against some tribes, but watch out and see the repacution.

    • You started well but ended the point you tried to buttress with an insulting word. This simply affirms that the write you are making effort to dissuade from his beliefs is actually correct. Your diction makes a mess of your point.

    • Ranka dede. You sound like an enlightened individual. But are you saying that what the herdsmen are doing in Nigeria is ok? Do you know of any country in the world where cattle roam the streets and destroy farm crops. The first step in solving a problem is to acknowledge that the problem exists. Then you can go about trying to find a solution. If we say we don’t see any problem with what is happening in Nigeria, it will be difficult to make progress.
      Allah ikemu.

  • Attorney Okeke. Thank you for the great efforts and for being our strong voice. God bless you.
    The entire South eastern region is solidly behind you in prayers and readiness.
    All people of the southern region must unite and face our common oppressors. Now is the time.
    Please keep up the good work and be strong, knowing that we are with you all the way.
    May God continue to bless you and your family. May God enrich you with strength, more wisdom and materials resources to keep the struggle moving.

  • This is the first out of five steps.
    Step 2- Consultation – town hall meeting by Igbo leaders Step 3 – Solemn Assembly by Churches and Communities crying unto God. Step 4 – Arm yourself Step 5 – Defend yourself. All steps must be simultaneous !!!
    No negotiation because the ideology is to deep the Qur’an in the Atlantic Ocean and there is so much hatred. They have received a marching orders already but the Arms of Flesh will fail them.

  • Abdullahi Harum or whatever your name is. I’m not surprised by what you wrote or your opinion. Keep saying Igbos are livintage in the north and working. Did they migrate to the north by hiding under food stuffs, cement and the likes, NO. Why are this pple transported by hiding and disguised even with ammunition. The Igbos that moved to work or do business in the north, did they go with arms? Anyone that comes to visit with arms couldn’t have come in peace. Anyone entering someone’s house not through the door but through window at night is a thief. I don’t know how ur brain is weird. There can never be peace in Nigeria, we are different countries forced to live together by the British rulers.

    I want to thank Mr Austin Okeke for creating this awareness. Let’s not also forget to be armed too incase they come knocking. Anyone that wants to kill with the sword deserves to die by the sword. Our eastern governors have failed us, they are all brood of vipers; they see and hear of all this movements and keep quiet. There generations will be wasted by this frogs.

  • The greatest mistake of this Century will be for anyone or group to plan any attack on Southern Nigeria. We are all over the World and will defend our land n people from all corners of the World. Nigerians has suffered n deprived from enjoying the abundant blessings from God by wicked politicians This provocations must stop. No basic amenities which the poorest country in the World provides to their citizen could be enjoyed Nigeria. War is not good n does no one good but with the current situation, if nothing is done, there might be regrets.

    • Thank you for your insight, some people do not think, I want to remind those planning to think twice. The children of the south are in Israeli army, American military and all the best of world military and military hardware companies therefore we will not fold our arms and see our people being slaughtered by the uncircumcised and keep quiet. Be warned.

  • The enterprise and enchantment of the enemy of peace in Nigeria shall not be established. Galvanized action is crutial.vigilance and battle readiness with the help of God the defenceless shall laugh last.I hail the courage of the barrister. Adeleye.TE.

  • Goodlife Chijndy
    Thank Barr. Okeke for this reawakening letter.
    It beats my imagination how our people are being killed in their numbers, our daughters, wives and mother’s raped before our faces and nothing happens.

    What has happened to the famous age grades and youths that made it near impossible for the British Colonial Masters to break into Igboland the way they did in the North?
    While the Southern elites are using brain to to fight, every Igbo/Southerner both male and female should as a matter of urgency begin to eqiup themselves with a kind of military training so as to defend ourselves.

    Ekenem unu.

  • Good effort. Nigeria has never been so misruled. Why are the Igbos their target? God will see us through

  • Dear Austin Okeke ESQ, Thank you so very much for the courage to bring up the truth, once more, and for taking it further and seeking wider horizon for truth. One character of truth is that it is both BITTER AND NAKED! That is why it is lost on some.
    Never mind the distracting opinions from some quarters, and some of which have been expressed here in response to your effort. More effort is needed to get all the international bodies and nation states in receipt of this letter to do something positive, and urgently too. May the Lord God Almighty strengthen you and give more voice to your effort.

  • May God bless you for this great initiative. Be rest assured that you are not alone in this matter. God of heaven is with you and I with other well meaning Nigerians (Igbos) are solidly with you.
    Please you need to set up a stake holders forum where financial concerns could be raised and other necessary operatioal elements could be discussed.
    The anointing destroys the yoke..

    • Dear Uzodinma, thank you for your advice on the way forward. It is indeed necessary, and you all shall be well informed about same.

      • You have spoken well. I pray that the world powers will heed to this letter and act swiftly before these jihadist succeed in their evil plans.

      • It is not only the Igbos that are been persecuted in Nigerian. It’s all the southerners. You hear a lot of stories from BBC Yoruba where fulani gunmen shoot on traffic along Lagos to Ibadan express way killing scores of innocent travellers and kidnapping some etc. Many of them go to Yoruba farmlands, kill farmers and their families, take over their land for sometimes and then move on to others. It not a problem for only the Igbos but the entire Southeast Southwest and Southsouth. I support any action that will bring an end to this madness.

  • God will bless you for this useful information at this pointing time. I hope that all the national Assembly member’s and Senate’s representing the South East and the South South are wear of all this injustice, yet non of them are making no comments on the floor of both chambers of the house, they are only there for selfish interest. But we must at alart in our community’s we must not also depend on the UN and the world we should be able to get our youth’s equipped by any means necessary.

  • I see one idiot named Princess without brain, come out here to insult instead of make her point. She’s so corrupt and does everything for money and she thinks every one must be bribed to make his opinion known.

    Truth is those agitating for Biafra should speak the truth and not hide under spurious and false premises, fake information and hate speeches. If the igbos are serious about Biafra, why do they vote their men to the Nigerian legislature, why do we have them contest election and sit as governors and state Assembly men? Why do they fill in ministerial and ambassadorial appointments in the Nigeria government? Why are the accepting their share of federal allocation from Nigeria?

    Isn’t it stupidity to talk Biafra and Igbo presidency with the same breathe?

    The fact that the so called almajiris travel at night during the lockdown is wrong and the blame goes directly to our security personnel which is an agglomeration of all the ethnic groups in Nigeria. Or don’t we have Igbo officers in our security forces who readily compromise to give them passage? Why blame only others in the circumstances?

    If the igbisare serious to go, let them show it by positive intent. Organize your communities,Pull out of other zones, reject everything Nigeria. Open your markets and sell your goods to yourselves.

    You can’t hold on to the pie and continue to cry wolf.

    Your people are living in other lands unmolested and you come here lying to the world that there’s genocide in Nigeria?

    Does the igbos love themselves except those who lost out of the political equation will come out here to wail. If the author of this mindlessly and useless script is appointed as ordinary civil Commissionerby the Member his State governor will he be here talking Biafra?

    Tell yourselves the truth and refrain from endangering the lives of your people living in other parts of the country. Come out of this delusional preoccupation of thinking that you can hoodwink Nigerians to gain power in Nigeria.

    You should rather tow the path of peace and bridge building to get what you want.

    Again when president Jonathan was in power, your son and Boko Haram was bombing churches, killing Igbos daily and all that, why didn’t you agitate for Biafra then, at a time your son would have easily signed your country out for you?

    You decided to enjoy the cherry and get all the juicy appointments under president Jonathan only to cry of genocide when you list out in the power equation.

    • You are not Emmanuel. Neither are you Ussong. You have adopted AkwaIbom name, tapping into the false beleif that AkwaIbom hates Igbo. This is to make u come accross more beleivable. The fact is that you are a fulani that acquired a little education and you are applying that to attack people smarter than you.
      Your strategy is to deflate the issue; to drag this enlightened discussion to the same old nigerian refrain. Always threats against Igbos in the north. Thats your greatest weapon. You killed them there before
      Now you want to take the war to their homeland. Isnt that what the northern spokesman said recently until the leaders hushed him. Then he recanted.
      Your grouse is that this write up layed bare the scheme of attack and occupy and took the surprise element out of the plan.

    • Mr Emmanuel Usanga, please stop this bigotry. You are from South South, precisely Akwa Ibom State. You probabaly reside in the diaspora, and have no knowledge of your South South /Akwa Ibom State political history. Again, you probabaly are not more than 30 years of age, and, therefore, rightly lacks critical details of your history. Do you know Ken Saro Wiwa for instance? Do you know why he died? Has anything changed since he died? Aren’t you bothered that a golden voice of the calibre of Saro Wiwa went the way he did for the sake of youngsters like you. Nigerian history is older than you, and you’ll do yourself some good to try and catch up with that history. Go and read, seek knowledge and ask your fathers and grand fathers relevant questions, before you come to such serious discussions as freedom for a people. Incidentally, the late Saro Wiwa was a father figure in the South South /Niger Delta. But, he is no more. The reason he is no more is not different from that which threatens the existential quest of his survivors, as well as other people elsewhere in the South East, South West and the middle belt geographical spaces. From what I see, you don’t know what this reason is. Why don’t you go find it out first?

    • Emmanuel Usang, you are totally right and I agree with you. Some people in diaspora, like the author of this rubbish, keep beating the drums of war. They feed the international Community with lies and half truths. The level of hate is just unbelievable. May God never let them succeed in throwing this country into another war!

    • I could not add anything more. Complete and comprehensive. Leave them in their bubble , it is soothing for them.

    • You raised a lot of Valid point, I wish most South easterners on this platform will address the issues he raise or where are the intelligent intellectual from south east to have an unbiased discussion with Emmanuel Usang instead of calling him names

    • State Backed Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen And Shuwa Arabs Now Occupy 350 Igbo Communities And Villages
       
      Special Report: 27th May 2020
      Intersociety, Onitsha, Eastern Nigeria
       
      There are not less than 350 Igbo communities, villages and other locations now invaded and permanently occupied by the Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen and ‘imported’ Shuwa Arabs, also called ‘Cowmen’ in Arabic. The number of Igbo communities forcibly occupied by the Jihadists has recorded exponential increase from about 139 in August 2019 to alarming 350 in May 2020. The jihadist occupation is vicariously, if not directly aided by the Government of Nigeria and its security agencies especially the Army and the Police. By the combined accounts of the Association of the Eastern Town Unions, the Alaigbo Dev Foundation and the Eastern Outlook Newspaper, “as at August 2019, 139 Igbo communities, villages and locations have been occupied by Fulani Herdsmen, out of which Enugu State has the highest number with 56, followed by Anambra with 24, Imo 17, Ebonyi 12 and Abia seven. In Igbo areas of Delta and Rivers, there are 15 in Delta and nine in Rivers”.
       
      But in our recent detailed review and update, the number has exponentially increased from 139 in August 2019 to not less than 350 in May 2020, out of which 318 were factually located and presented below while 38 others were added as ‘dark figures’ or “factually existing but not captured figures”. The ’32 added dark figures’ are likely to be found in Imo and Ebonyi States, with a fraction in Enugu State. The breakdown of the current figure of 350 invaded and occupied Igbo Communities show that Enugu State has the largest number with 72 communities, followed by Anambra with 70, Imo 61,  Abia 43, Ebonyi 36, Igbo Delta 21 and Igbo Rivers 15; totaling 318 and 350 when added with a ‘dark figure’ of 32.
       
      The geographical and geopolitical implication of this is that the Jihadist Herdsmen have roughly invaded and violently occupied two States in Igbo Land. This is on account of the fact that Enugu and Anambra State have total of 368 autonomous communities; with 187 in Enugu and 181 in Anambra, as against 350 of them already occupied by the Jihadist Herdsmen. In grand summary, while most of these 350 Igbo communities, villages and other locations have been invaded and violently occupied, some are already under attacks or on a verge of invasion and violent occupation.
       
      The Research Did Not Include Northern “Economic Refugees” In Igbo Land
      Granted that there presently are hundreds of thousands of “economic refugees” of Northern extraction now flooding the cities and towns in Igbo Land; some of them surviving victims of Boko Haram/ISWAP, Ansaru, ‘Zamfara/Birnin Gwari’ Bandits and Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen anti Christian butcheries in the north; but they are strictly not included in our research categorization of invading “Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen and Shuwa Arabs”. In other words, those engaged in meaningful means of livelihood in Igbo cities and towns are not included; even though some, if not many of them are potential security threats to Igbo Land and her indigenous natives and their properties.
       
      Appreciation
      We must thank in special way Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, PhD (Awka North & South), Odikpo Mmadubueze (Anambra East & West and Ayamelum), Mr. Oselloka Obaze (Ogbaru), Eric Eyituche (ADF, Enugu), Emeka Obi, PhD (Chukwuemeka-Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam),Comrade Paschal Oziri (Imo), Comrade Samuel Kamanyaoku (Abia & Ebonyi), Hon Abia Onyike (former Commissioner for Information in Ebonyi), Ndidi Ndudi (Asaba), Kenneth Odenigbo (Ezeagu, Enugu), Ifeanyi Uzoma (Orlu, Imo) and Samuel Okoro (Uzo Uwani, Enugu). Their contributions and assistance in the course of our field data collection and authentication are remarkable and commendable.
       
       
       
       
       
      Purposes Of This Research Report
      Following serious concerns especially the fear of imminent jihad recently expressed by the general Igbo population of ‘home and abroad’; on account of organized movement or flooding of mostly uneducated and radicalized young Islamists (dubbed Alamajirai) to different parts of old Eastern Nigeria mainly Igbo Land using the cover of ‘COVID-19’; we have deemed it necessary to set the record straight to the effect that: though the general fears and their ascribed intents are well understood, but the current worrying situation did not start with the said ‘COVID-19’ movement of Alamajirai. It started way back in 2016 with the full knowledge and conspiracy of the Igbo Govs and community (traditional rulers and town unions’ presidents) and church leaders.
       
      Not setting the record straight at this point in time would expressly mean creating escape routes for the Govs and community leaders. Another purpose of this research work is to intellectualize the consciousness of the general Igbo population to the effect that such violent invasion and occupation are not ordinary. They are done with clear jihadist intents and defy all geographical and geopolitical excuses. It is also one of the purposes of this research work to expose the conspiracy of the Igbo Govs and community leaders and the hypocrisy of the today’s church leaders (today’s ‘faith profiteers’) in Igbo Land. This work is further intended to alert the ‘attentive’ Igbo public (policy makers, political actors and the educated class) and the ‘un-attentive’ Igbo public or larger population to be on extreme alert, as the old saying goes “Hausa abatago Awka”. Setting the record straight in this respect will further make the general Igbo population to be in the know of those who have abominably compromised to sell the Igbo Nation out to jihadist enemies.
       
      Finally, the research work is a clarion call on those in charge of Nigeria’s Presidency and security establishments to immediately retrace their steps from their steady match toward breeding of ‘war of anybody against anybody’ or religious war and throw in towel if they are tired of piloting the affairs of the country. From the way things are speedily unfolding, the country is likely to be thrown into the Rwandan style genocide and other forms of mass bloodletting. We demand and insist that the country be strictly governed with full forms and characteristics of modern limited government where citizens must enjoy their inalienable liberties and be allowed and protected by the State to freely and constitutionally practice religion of their choice outside the confines of state aided jihadism.
       
      Renewed Jihadism Is Sweeping Across Christian West, East, Central & Southern Africa
      As never recorded in recent times, Islamic Jihadism is now ravaging the Christian West, East, Central and Southern Africa. It looks like a regional project with powerful sponsorship and state protection where jihadist elements are in charge of political and military powers. Today in Congo DRC, a country with largest Catholics in Africa, there is ongoing jihad. In Central African Republic, a country with dominant Christian population, jihadists are substantially in charge. Similar situations are found in Burkina Faso, Angola, Mozambique, Congo Republic and Togo; to mention but a few. Like in Libya in 1969 and Sudan in 1989, the jihadists are penetrating and gaining grounds, aiming at capturing state power and changing the socio-legal secular status quo to brutal Sultanate and Shariah regimes.
       
      Unmasking The Fulani Herdsmen
      The militant Fulani Herdsmen are the armed terrorist and Islamic jihadist department of Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria, the country’s primitive cattle herders. They were created and funded and are still funded by some extremist Northern politicians and security chiefs and made more devastating and jihadist in 2010. The formation and funding of the now world’s fourth deadliest terrorist group were achieved using the draconian and age-long Fulani rural cattle grazing networks in Nigeria. The jihadist branch of the Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria is also strongly believed to have been joined by ‘imported’ jihadists made up of ‘Shuwa Arabs’ or ‘Cowmen’ from Chad and Sudan, etc.
       
      The Fulani jihadist group is likened to ‘Sudanese Janjaweed’ and different from ‘machete and dagger-armed’ wandering cattle herders or the ‘Fulani Herdsmen’. The age-long grazing networks of the Herdsmen, spanning the country’s rainforest regions of Southeast, South-south, Southwest and North-central including Christian parts of Northwest and Northeast, will in the nearest future, if not months away, serve as area intelligence and grounds for full scale jihadist attacks or violence in old Eastern Nigeria and other Christian settlements in the Southwest, FCT, etc.
      Under these, too, the country’s four main Jihadist groups: militant Herdsmen, Boko Haram, ISWAP and Ansaru; and even embryonic “Zamfara/Birnin Gwari” Terror Bandits with state cover and protection can successfully launch jihadist attacks anywhere in Nigeria. As a matter of fact, the Fulani Herdsmen in the country are today serving as ‘rain forest intelligence suppliers’ to the four main jihadist groups. It must also be remembered that the movement for formation of jihadist department within the ranks of the country’s primitive cattle herders or ‘Fulani Herdsmen’ was dated back to 2001, two years after Nigeria returned to civil rule in 1999.
       
      Difference Between Fulani Jihadists & Herdsmen
      The major difference between the Fulani Herdsmen and their jihadist component strictly lies on their modus operandi and the role of the state actors. The original Fulani Herdsmen operated and still majorly operate with machetes and daggers used in cutting foliages and clearing bush paths for their cattle and guarding their cattle against malicious attacks especially from their rival farmers and cattle rustlers. They also engaged in seasonal grazing usually during dry seasons and hardly settle or live in their host communities. The Fulani Herdsmen are well known serial wanderers (Fulani Daji) and different from sedentary Fulanis or ‘Fulani Ngida’. The clashes between Fulani Herdsmen and farmers before now were usually rag tag and seasonal; with zero state actor involvement except in settling disputes between them and their host farmers or other rivals.   
       
      However, the malicious state actor regimentation, militarization and radicalization of militant segment of the Fulani Herdsmen or formation of their jihadist department in Nigeria started rearing their ugly heads from the year 2001, with Jos area of Plateau State as one of their earliest crime scenes. They were among those fingered as malicious actors in the orgy of sectarian violence that ravaged Plateau State in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007 and 2008. They moved closer to full jihadism in 2010 and got fully transformed with state backing, cover and protection in mid 2015, following the emergence of Mr. Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s sixth President. It was also from that period that southward movement of Fulani Herdsmen increased with rapid speed to the extent of the Herders becoming ‘sedentary in foreign land’, strictly for purpose of supplying area intelligence and grounds for their jihadist brothers.
       
      Aided by forests’ mapping exercise reportedly carried out by the Nigerian Army in 2015, it has become much easier for the jihadist Herdsmen to infiltrate and occupy (using night movements) the marked Southern bushes and forests including those located in Southeast and South-south. These they now do with alarming speed with backing from malicious members of the country’s security forces. Since then, they have become ‘untouchable’ and vicariously, if not directly aided by the state to invade, confiscate, loot, plunder and takeover any land(s) or property(ies); and abduct, torture and kill any person or group of persons or rape and sexually abused (including forced pregnancies for jihadist intents) any woman or group of women of sexually active age bracket. It must be recalled that the Nigerian Army had reportedly carried out forests’ mapping throughout Nigeria in 2015, originally for purpose of ‘effective counterinsurgency operations’. Critics say the exercise was later found to be reportedly done for religiously malicious motives.
       
      Nigeria’s Fulani Herdsmen presently operate under the three major umbrellas of ‘the Miyatti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria-MACBAN’, ‘the Miyatti Allah Koutal Hore Association of Nigeria’ and ‘the Fulani Nationality Movement-FUNAM’; all federally registered organizations in Nigeria. ‘MACBAN’, for instance, was registered on 12th Feb 1986, while ‘Fulani Koutal Hore’ got registered around 2010. The jihadist intents of the Fulani Herdsmen took another dimension in 2018 when they announced the renaming in Fulfulde and Arabic and formal occupation of indigenous communities and villages violently attacked and seized from Christian dominated populations in Plateau State mostly between 2010 and 2015; with eight others earlier seized in 2001. In the Vanguard Newspaper report of 30th June 2018, no fewer than 54 communities mostly belonging to Berom Tribe were renamed. Also renamed were eight communities in the State attacked and seized between September 7 and 10, 2001. In Southern Kaduna (32 villages lost between 2016 and May 2020), Plateau and Benue States, no fewer than 300 Christian communities and villages have been devastatingly attacked and razed by the Fulani Jihadists.
       
       
       
       
      State Aided Movement Of Fulani Jihadists To Old Eastern Nigeria
      The movement of Fulani Jihadists commenced in 2016, but reached its peak between 2017 and 2019. The movement had involved: non state actor ‘move in and settle or occupy’ and state actor ‘security forces aided yearly movement’, facilitated through the Nigerian military’s annual regional exercises, usually held between Sept and Oct-Dec. The exercises, which first commenced in 2016, were initially code named: ‘Python Dance’ for Southeast and ‘Crocodile Smile’ for South-south; and later renamed in 2019 as ‘Atiliogwu Udo’ for Southeast. Through the combination of the reported Nigerian Army forests’ mapping of 2015, state security forces aided movement of the jihadists and the existing Fulani grazing routes and networks throughout the country’s rainforest regions, not less than 350 communities, villages and other locations in Igbo Land have been invaded and violently occupied by the Fulani jihadists as at May 2020.
       
      Vicarious Involvement Of The Nigerian Government & Its Security Agencies
      First is the fact that Igbo Land has the least land allocation in Nigeria with 29,525km2 and estimated 20,000 others for her outpost population; as against a Northern State of Niger that has 76,363km2; roughly three times more than that of the entire five States of the Southeast. So land issue is out of it. Second is the fact that the Buhari Presidency had in the same 2016 when the movement for jihad in old Eastern Nigeria started, requested to govern Nigeria with ‘emergency powers’; thereby tending to castrate the Constitution including its Human Rights Chapter. Since then, the 1999 Constitution has been applied in such mode alongside the country’s various treaty laws. Third is that the Nigerian Army had in same 2016 announced the introduction of ‘Army Ranching’ throughout the country’s military formations. This was how Fulani Herdsmen seemingly became a branch of the Nigerian Army and other security agencies.
       
      Fourth was the establishment by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2017, 2018 and 2019 of ‘RUGA’ or ‘Rural Fulani Settlement’ and the ‘National Livestock Transformation Plan’; a grand disguise to forcibly facilitate the movement of the Jihadists who hide under ‘cattle herders’ to force themselves into indigenous populations and violent takeover of their farmlands and forests throughout Nigeria. Sixth is the grossly lopsided composition of the country’s top security positions at Federal, regional and state levels. These are to the extent that as at Sept 2019, 18 of the country’s 22 security, policing & justice positions were occupied by Muslims; out of 26 top military commanders manning strategic formations in the Southeast, 18 were Muslims; out of six senior police commanders in the Southeast, four were Muslims and out of five State directors of SSS in the Southeast four were Muslims.
       
      In the South-south, out of 22 senior military commanders manning key military formations in the region, 14 were Muslims; out of its eight senior police commanders, five were Muslims; and out of its six State directors of SSS, four were Muslims. It was so bad that wherever there was new Fulani Herdsmen settlement in any part of Igbo Land during the Military Python Dance/Atiliogwu Udo, there must be established a new military or MOPOL roadblock near such settlement. A typical example took place in 2017 in Umu-Ura Forest (in Ogwe Community) Ukwa West LGA of Abia State where an Army roadblock was created by the corner of the thick forest hosting a new Fulani settlement.
       
      Conspiracy Of The Igbo Govs & Community Leaders
      It must be clearly understood that violent invasion and occupation of not less than 350 Igbo communities, villages and other locations by Jihadist Herdsmen has the trio of state and security backing and conspiracy of Igbo Govs and most of the community leaders. Community leaders include traditional rulers and presidents general of the town unions and the Government appointed or selected chairmen of various local government areas. The Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen movement Southward is also heavily funded clandestinely. Such conspiratorial involvements of the Govs, community leaders and council chairmen include ‘conspiracy of silence’,  inaction, cover-up, ‘donation’ of lands or procurement of same through moles or compromised third parties, receiving criminal cash sums from leaders of the Jihadists or collection of monthly royalties, and exhibition of fears and cowardice, among others.  As a matter of fact, the Igbo Govs saw all these coming but covered same up so as to ‘retain’ and ‘finish their office tenures’.
       
       
       
      There are only few instances in Igbo Land where community leaders including traditional rulers and presidents general resisted and still resist them. These few communities include Arondizogu in Ideato South LGA (ikpa-ocha debacle), Issele-Ukwu in Aniocha North LGA (Delta) and Umuchu in Aguata LGA. In Issele-Ukwu, a mole was hired to procure and ‘donate’ a parcel of land for “private Hausa Market” but the Community stood its ground in the contrary.  In Umuchu, a group of violent Fulani Herdsmen, accompanied by an Army officer, were caught recently negotiating a forest path in the Community in a bid to settle in same. The police authorities in the areas were alerted and on interrogation, they claimed to have come from ‘Abia’ and after a phone call with the Abia State Police Command, they were ordered to be returned to Abia State while the Army officer was picked and taken to Anambra State Police Command headquarters, Awka for further investigation.
       
      In Umuzu, Ogbaru LGA of Anambra State, a sum of N200, 000 was recently paid to Fulani Herdsmen for ‘their two missing cows’. In Umunnachi, Dunukofia LGA of Anambra State, a highly placed citizen and personality of international repute recently told Intersociety that the Fulani Herdsmen have just invaded and settled at the top of a hill from where they monitor local maidens and young married women farming in the farms for possible abduction and sexual violence including rape and forced pregnancies. It was also found that some times, the natives and leaders of concerned Igbo communities are taken unawares by the Jihadists, only to wake up one morning to discover that their distant farmlands and forests have been taken over by the Jihadist Herdsmen. News of their occupation only breaks out when some of their natives are reported missing, or abducted, or raped, or killed.
       
      In furtherance of their sexual violence, the Jihadist Herdsmen use three malicious methods: enticement with cash sums where necessary and false promises where necessary; use of charms where necessary and use of violence where necessary. Once succeeded in forcing their victims to be pregnant, they will insist on ‘inheriting both the forcibly impregnated local maidens or young married women and their pregnancies or children. A number of these young girls and married women are strongly believed to have fallen victim to them in Awka (Agu Awka), Ayamelum, Uzo Uwani, Ezeagu and some parts of Ebonyi State; and when rarely complained to Christian or community leaders or Government actors, they would be told to retire to their fate so as to ‘to avoid being hacked to death or have their families or villages wiped out’.  Many, if not most of the church leaders in Igbo Land, on their part, have also become more of ‘faith profiteers’ than ‘defenders of faith’. They are busy chasing after money while the House of Jesus crumbles under their watch.
       
      Names Of Occupied 350 Igbo Communities And Villages
      Enugu: 72 Locations: Ibite Ogbaku, Akpugo, Achi, Inyi, Nachi, Ukpabi-Nimbo, Ukpata, Akegbe-Ugwu, Ugwuoba, Eka Aku, Igbo-Etiti, Amagunze, Amaechi Idodo, Ugwu-Onyeama, Egede, Adada, Nkpologwu, Afa, Uvuru, Ugwu Aboh, Waziri Estate-Nsukka, Enugu-Ezike, Neke-Uno, Akpogasi, Ugwuogo, Ekpebe, Madonna University Layout, Ihuokpa-3-Corner, Akwuke, Industrial Layout-Emene, Unity Layout, Ibagwa-Nike City Layout-Amokwe, Heritage Layout-Oyoho-Nike, Odo Rice-Emene, New Zion State Layout-Ugwu Onyeama, Phase 11, Independence Layout, 4-Corner (Enugu), Redemption Layout (Enugu), Amokpo, Ugbaka-Nkanu, Aninri, Umuabi (near FRSC Regional Training Headquarters in Udi), Awgu, Nenwe (in Aninri LGA) and Amiri Village in Nkanu West LGA. Others are: Eziani (Nsukka LGA), Ugwuogo-Nike, Oyoho Village (Nike), Ngwo, Ibeagwa Community (Enugu East LGA), Amaoji (Enugu East LGA), Okutu (Enugu North) and Akwegbe-Agu (in Igbo-Etiti LGA); Imezi-Owa, Umuna-Ndiagu, Umuna-Ndiuno, Oha-Ndiagu, Okpogho-Mgbata, Amankwo-Ndiagu, Amansiodo-Ihuonyia and Owa Communities; all in Ezeagu Local Government Areas; and Adani, Igga, Urobo, Ugbene-Ajima, Nkpunator-Nkpologwu, Umulokpa, Adaba, Opanda, Ojor and Asaba in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Areas.
       
      Anambra: 70 Locations: Nteje, Ogbunka, Ndiukwuenu-Obaeze (location of Mamu River Forest), Amaetiti, Ufuma, Ezira, Umunze, Ozubulu, Oba, Umuchukwu, Akpu, Ndikeilionwu, Ogboji, Ndiowu, Mmiata-Anam, Achala, Ebenebe, Ogbunike, Ihitte (Orumba South), Umunnachi (hilltop), Okija, Ihiala, Dunukofia, Agulu, Neni, Ogbu, Awkuzu and 3-3 Area of Nsugbe. They have also violently settled in Atani, Akiri-Ogidi, Akiri-Ozizor, Aminyi, Mputu, Obeagwe, Ohita, Ogbakuba, Umuodu, Ossamala, Ogwu-Aniocha, Umunankwo, Umuzu and Ogwuikpere; all in Ogbaru LGA (using Odekpe/Atani/Oba/Ozubulu Forest Swamp as their main base).
      It is strongly suspected too that the Herdsmen have infiltrated and settled in Ukpo, Lilu, Akwa Ihedi and Unubi (in Nnewi South LGA); all owing to their difficult terrains or topographies. Other Anambra Communities involved are Amanuke, Ugbene, Ugbenu, Amansii, Urum, Ukwuru, Isu Aniocha and Mgbakwu, all in Awka North LGA; and Umuawuru, Awka, Isiagu, Ntoko, Ndikpa and Nibo in Awka South LGA. In Anambra East LGA, they have infiltrated and settled in Aguleri, Nando, Nsugbe and Igbariam and in Aghamelum (Ayamelum) LGA, they forcibly settle in the whole eight communities of Anaku, Omor, Umueje, Omasi, Igbakwu, Umumbo, Umuerum and Ifite-Ogwari.
       
      Imo: 61 Locations: Onuimo, Ehime and Isiala Mbano, Ndegwu and Orogwe in Owerri West, Ogbaku in Mbaitoli LGA, Amakaohia-Ubi and Obokofia (Owerri West LGA), Obudi-Agwa Community (Ohaji/Egbema LGA), Okohia Village of Umuduruodu-Okwelle (Onuimo LGA), Ejemekwuru, Eziorsu, Izombe and Agwa Communities (Oguta LGA), Nkwerre, Eziama, Obaire, Amaigbo and Umozu in Nkwerre and Nwangele Local Government Areas, Oru (Ahiazu Mbaise), Ikpa-Ocha (Arondizogu-Ideato South LGA) and Agbala Community (Owerri North LGA), Umuekune-Irete Community (Owerri West LGA), Umuchima, Ugwuaku-Ezinnachi and Umuowa-Ibu (Okigwe LGA), Umuoma (Ihitte Uboma LGA), Naze Cluster (Nekede) and Nekede Old Road Forest.
       
      They also include: Osina, Obinze (near Military Barracks); Umundugba, Nkume and Abba Communities in Orlu Local Government Areas; Mbieri and Ubomiri in Mbaitolu LGA; and Agbabo Village in Umulolo and Mechanic Village; all in Okigwe Local Government Area; Uratta (Owerri North), Emeabiam and Amakohia-Ubi in Owerri West,  Umuanyim Village (Onumiri) in Ngor-Okpala LGA, Achicha Community in Ngor-Okpala LGA, Olokwu na Umusu Village in Owerri West, Umunakara Village in Ngor-Okpala LGA and Ngwuru Village in Ngor-Okpala LGA.  
       
      Also out of the 24 Communities in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area, over half of them or at least fifteen are now occupied by Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen. They are Umuagwo, Oloshi, Umunkwaku, Umapu, Obile, Obitti, Opuoma, Mgbirichi/Abakuru, Assa, Awara, Ikwerede, Umuokanne, Obiakpu, Oroba, Obosima, Abackeke, Abaezi, Ekugba, Obeakpu, Obiakpu, Mgbara, Umuoji and Mmahu-Opuoma. The Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen violent settlement in the area follows high presence of military and police roadblocks mounted because of crude oil exploration; to the extent that from Obinze/Umuagwo to Elele in Rivers State, there are no fewer than 44 roadblocks including at least ten military (Army and Navy) roadblocks. The route to Port Harcourt is a journey of not more than one hour under normal circumstances.
       
      Abia: 43 Locations: Leeru, Ohambele-Ndoki (Ukwa East), Nkpa, Ohafia, Bende, Ubakala and Owerre-Nta, Obohia-Ndoki (Ukwa East LGA), Aru Umuonyeukwu in Aru-Ngwa (Osisoma LGA), Umuora/Umuchichi (Osisioma LGA), Owaza Village (Ukwa West LGA), Ebem/Okagwa Ohafia (Ohafia LGA), Ihechiowa (Arochukwu LGA), Ututu Village-Arochukwu (Arochukwu LGA), Lokpanta (Isuochi LGA), Eberi Omuma (Abia State), Umuenye Village (Isiala Ngwa LGA),  Ama Oji, Isiokporo (Isiala Ngwa LGA), Abiriba-Uzo (Ohafia LGA), Igbere (Bende LGA), Ugwueke (Bende LGA), Abam (Bende LGA), Alayi (Bende LGA), Item Village (Bende LGA), Omuma-Uzo (Ukwa West LGA), Umuorie (former site of old Imo Airport) Isiala Ngwa South LGA), Ozu Item and Ozu Abam (Bende LGA), Obeaku City (Ukwa West LGA), Amaeke-Abiriba (Ohafia LGA), Ndiebe Abam (Bende LGA), Mkpa Community (Bende LGA), Uzuakoli (leprosy center) Bende LGA, Alaojii Village (Obingwa LGA), Assenentu Village (Ugwunagbo LGA), Umuakpiti-Nkara (Isiala Ngwa LGA), Umuokpo Village (Obingwa LGA), Mkpuko Ohuhu-Ala (Isiala Ngwa LGA),  Umuako Nsirimo (Umuahia South LGA),  Umuakuma Umueze (Isiala Ngwa South LGA),  Umumba Nsirimo (Umuahia South LGA) and Umuerim Nsirimo (Umuahia South LGA).
       
      Ebonyi: 36 Locations: Emoha, Nkalagu, Afikpo, Izzi, Ezza, Ezzaegu, Ezamgbo, Ukpo, Ekeimoha, Akpoha, Abomege, Onicha, Ohaukwu, Umuogudu-Akpu, Ukwagba-Mgbo Community (Ohaukwu LGA), Uburu (Ohaozara LGA), Okposi (Ohaozara LGA), Aga Village (Ohaukwu LGA), Ama Nguzu in Nguzu Edda (Afikpo South LGA), Ama Oso Edda (Afikpo South LGA), Eziedda (Afikpo South LGA), Amangwu Edda (Afikpo South), Oso Edda (Afikpo South LGA), Owutu Edda (Afikpo South LGA), Agharosa Village (Izzi LGA), Ndiohia Iboko (Izzi LGA), Ezza Egu Ndebo (Izzi LGA), Ishiagu (Izzi LGA), Amuzu Igeagu (Izzi LGA), Nkaleke Igbeagu (Izzi LGA), Ndu Nwanphu Igbeagu (Izzi LGA) and Uzashi Igbeagu (Izzi LGA), Ndiakpurata Oguzereonwiya (Igbeagu) in Izzi LGA, Ndiegbe-Onuebonyi, Igbeagu (Izzi LGA) and Nwanwu-Igbeagu (Izzi LGA).
       
      Delta (Anioma Land): 21 Locations: Agbor, Olor, Ewulu, Okpanam, Iselleukwu, Oshimmili, Onicha-Ugbo, Ndokwa, Umunede, Ogwasiukwu, Ibusa (forest), Kwale, Obiaruku and Igbo-Akiri (boundary Igbo towns with Edo), Asaba (rural), Ella, Ubulu-Ukwu, Ubulu-Unor, Abor, Akwkwu-Igbo and Issele-Azagba. While they have infiltrated and lived in the named 21 communities, they violently operate in 20 Delta Igbo communities spread across Aniocha North, Aniocha South, Oshimiri North and Oshimiri South LGAs of the State.
       
      Rivers: 15 Locations: Onuimo, Ugurunta, Omoku, Ahuada, Omuha (Umoha), Emeoha, Okehi, Isiokpo, Oleh, Umuechem, Agbomchia Farm Road/Pipeline, Eleme, Emeagwa Int’l Airport area, Ubima/Nval War College (Isiokpo LGA) and Elele
       
      Signed:
      For: Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law
       
      Emeka Umeagbalasi
      Criminologist & Graduate of Security Studies
      Master of Science, Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution
      Board Chair
       
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  • Please let’s get serious. You Emmanuel Usang, I don’t know how old you are but you seem to be so ignorant by your response to the impending aggression of the federal backed Fulani invasion. It is the lukewarm and weak attitude that is given the Fulani’s the boldness towards their ridiculous Ambition. Do you think because you are from Yakkur, this evil massacre they are planning will not reach you or your relations lands. I expect that by now, all the Southern Governors will have their plan in readiness to ward off these mercenaries. These guys like some Daft Southerners are thinking are not Alumajiries but imported Fulani’s. If you watched a video clip that showed their mass exodus into the country via Niger republic and other Northern Borders, you will know that they are now distributing them all over the South. The arms are already hidden in the South. That’s why you don’t see them with it. How can we southerners not use our eyes and brains now. We are being surrounded for slaughter and we are still docile. Is it when they strike that we would react. I advise the Southered Leaders to Unit and organise their security outfits. Invest in arms now and train our youths in readiness. Work in concert. Strategies. The Govt of Nigeria right now is for the North. Those of you in APC don’t allow them to use the party to distract yo. Although in one so called party, they are planning your destruction. So don’t be fools. How much power or money would be enough to sell your birthright ???? These guys have been planning right under our noses for years and we are too dumb to see it. Buhari and his kinsmen have cleared out our Treasury to equip his kinsmen to be ready. He has placed all our security outfits in the hands of the North. He has been depleting our Southern military men and soldiers in the Northeast. He has retired so many top military easterners, and frustrated the promotion of others. All the power you can think of name it, its in their hands so that the South is impoverished in order to be so weak that when they rise, we are already defeated. Let every state in the South brace up. Even if you can fight to secure your area with concerted efforts of all the Southern States we can achieve something. Pls don’t just watch this so called mercenaries. They are foreigner’s. Capture and question them. Drive all those that are already in the states. Cob your state bushes with armed trained men. Use farmers as well who know our terrain to search your areas and locate these people. Buhari is quite because his kinsmen have been adequately briefed to act. Meyitti Slah has never hidden their ambition and what they will do. Many people thought they were boasting now see what’s going on. Arise South Arise Now before it is too late. Did they hipnotise you or what. Its unbelievable how lackadaisical we have been. Let me tell you, its good to sensitize the world, but it takes time for them to act. If we are depending on them to act, the Fulanis will complete their genocide before help comes. Let’s start by helping ourselves NOW !! W seat and meet with our northern people at various official meetings but our Southern politicians and senior officials are not asking or voicing and objections to their actions to annihilate their people in the South. WAKE UP NIGERIANS, WAKE UP !!! Usang Emmanuel odo bong a tong ha

    • Atiku of PDP that got all igbo votes in the last election is also Fulani. I am wondering why you did not give all your votes to Moghalu who in a way agrees with your vision. Wailing wailing wailing 24 hours a day.

  • I join the voices of appreciation to Austin Esq, inasmuch as a few voices have sounded out of tune in the realities on ground, I want to ask my northern brothers who have said that we are one Nigeria a few questions.

    1. Does the security architecture in Nigeria depict oneness, with the obvious factional disparity in the security leadership.

    2. Federal government’s silence and inactions on the atrocities committed by Fulani herders and militia in the South, your take on that?

    3. The obvious clandestine transportation of militia to the south, what’s your opinion?

    There so many questions I am sure you won’t do justice to.

    However, Lack of confidence in the state security agents have necessitated, self defence, its always too late to cry when the head is off.

    The security agents take bribes and allow illegal movement if people and arms, the level of security lax and moral decadence in the system leave no hope to rely on but self defence.

    I would have loved a one Nigeria concept but, the government and jihadists have a different agenda, which is to islamize the country and conquer the land.

    Consequently, the best most objective peace process ought to be cessation , let every region have the liberty to self determination , so that the Fulani Oligarchy will limit their quest to the land they own.

    Leadership Education and Peace Education has never been needed in Nigeria as it is needed today.

    Dr Chidi Okoye
    PCDS
    Mediator / Conciliator

  • Thanks very Barrister for alerting the world of this hiding agendas.
    Nigeria is too big for every ethnic group, but don’t know reason for this present occupation of South East and other Southern State by Fulani even in the open watch of Federal government.

  • The blood of Christians shed so far in Southern Nigeria and some Christian controlled States in the North SHALL be calling for justice and vengeance against Miyatti Allah patron, leaders and the entire fulani clique in govt.and race in JESUS name. May their blood not be in vain. May those who conspired or got wind and support of it, including their families be wiped out by the Angel of death in Jesus name. You may never know how painful it is until you lose a dear one to these blood thirsty terrorists.

  • Well written Austin and to the point. While we write to the world leaders, we need to do our own duty. How have , some of the states in the East, assisted the the agenda? Today you hear the governor of Imo opening schools for the same terrorists and in another place they given the so called rich people from the same area or northern Muslims land to build mosques. Let us check ourselves please. What stops the almajiris, from attending the already built schools ? Instead of building separate schools for them? Are the leaders of South, not strong enough to stop that? I think, some people in the region are helping them to achieve their agenda. Are some people culpable?

  • I am from Akwa Ibom state and I Approved of this letter.

    Last year I kicked against RUGA settlement in entire South and Middle Belt. And Buhari and his supporters sent DSS after me.

    I was arrested on July 15, 2019 in a very violent manner. I was beaten with cutlasses (not cane but machetes). I was incaserated in Dark DSS cell for months and latter transfered to the prison. I was treated like the worst criminal for saying NO to RUGA settlement.

    Let supporters of Fulani terrors continue to do so but I am more hardened for emancipation tasks ahead. I am ready to work with your team for and expanded strategy that will bring quick result.

    Remember days ago, a SEC professional Mary Uduk from Akwa Ibom was sacked by Buhari and replaced with a Fulani Muslim. Also remember that Onoghen from Cross River State, the best CJ in Nigeria was forcefully removed and replaced by a Fulani Muslim. Remember also that the chairman FIRS from Southwest was removed and replaced with a Fulani Muslim. Remember also that Minister of finance from southwest was forced to resign and replaced by Fulani Muslim.

    I am on ground in Nigeria. Send me a mail and we will work together.

  • Those people shouting “one Nigeria”, can you dissect the concept of ” one Nigeria”?
    I have studied history and understood the reasons why easterners declared independence and Nigerian government then fought us.
    After the war, we heard of no victor no vanquished but landed properties of easterner were declared abandoned properties nationwide. Monies in their bank accounts were confiscated and only 20pounds were released.
    In the present era, all political appointments are skewed to the north. From the heard of security agencies, head of judiciary and legislature to other heads of federal government agencies and parastatal.
    The one they gave us recently is DG of examination body NECO.
    While our brother is in charge of neck, their policies of quoter system and education less developed states will no allow us maximize our full potentials.
    Crude oil is found in southern Nigeria, but 90% of oil block owners are from the north. The oil cooperation NNPC has been under perpetual headship of the north. The GMD is from the north, 90% of GMs are from the north too.
    The sea ports are in the south but a northerner is most qualified to head the NPA.
    What are we taking about?
    Igbos are living in the north and doing business peacefully, did they go there with arms and ammunitions? How many cases have been reported of rape and distraction of lives and property in the north by an Igboman? Have you heard of an igbo man entering g the northern territory by illegitimate means?

    I really need much explanation on the concept of ONE NIGERIA as it concerns someone from the Southeast particularly.

  • My learned colleague, am in full support of the views expressed in this piece.
    Please don’t be deterred by few divisive views expressed.
    Let take proactive steps to confront this menace headlong.History has shown that an aggressor is always routed in foreign land,Hitler’s attack on Russian soil suffered great loss.The resilient spirit of our people will see us overcome the enemies.
    We shall not wait or rely on outside help,let a closely knitted group be organise to spearhead the attack. Security strategy is never discussed in public.
    Nobody has monopoly of violence. Frontal confrontation should be our strategy.
    Let there be synergistic corporation with our brothers from Niger Delta region.
    I wish you the best putting.

  • From comrade Kinghill. Tnx a million Barr Okeke. To Abdullahi Haruna and other footsoldiers/agents of darkness, just plan very well so that you won’t make any mistakes. Otherwise, you can’t imagine the outcome of the consequencial backfire. Admittedly, you people are in control of everything-security,armoury,government, etc etc. But leaving the most important one-GOD. Be rest assured that with Him and our little human efforts, you people will fail. As callous as you were, you didn’t say anything about the domination of our entire security architecture by the North only and the continued mass movement of the Fulani/Hausa male youths to the East with arms, yet the President is not saying anything. Who is fooling who?Let me also remind you people that everything in life, including this type of evil plans has expiration date. The earlier you retraced your satanic steps and advised Mr President appropriately, the better for our country. We keep watching

  • What I don’t understand is why the South East governs and the traditional leaders are keeping silent and not making statements like their counterparts in South West.

    May I remind them what what Mordecai said to Esther ” for if thou holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews (Easterners) from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed; and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this” Esther 4:14.

    Let us all join hands with people like the Barrister to shout out. Let our young talented whiz kids enter in to resurrect ogbunigwe and even overwhelming devices.

    Attention should be payed to Imo state as well. Imo people should not keep quiet and be comfortable with the order to establish almajiri school. The sins the northern governors are forsaking are now becoming an Eastern governor’s embracing righteousness

    Let all Eastern communities continuously comb the forests in their domains where they may be depositing these young people.
    Communities should hence forth abort selling of lands to these people by traditional rulers and chiefs. They buy one acre of land and they expand to ten sq acres with the guardian of armed uniformed men as it happened near Arungwa along portharcourt Enugu express way.
    God bless all.

  • Do not fail to copy all the state houses of Assemblies and the Govs. of the affected region too.
    Let each state awaken their gov. to act now.
    Dear Austin, please protect yourself at all times.
    All must be vigilant!

  • My dear the battle is not yours, the Heavenly armies are already set to destabilize the evil plans of wicked administration against the southeast and beyond. Do not be afraid for the Almighty God of the Igbo race is strongly behind you in Jesus Name Amen.

  • Austin, what you’ve done is commendable and very much appreciated. Remain blessed and committed in this effort.

    I’ll like us to know that the UN are not likely to intervene. Let us view the letter only as an official information to them on the matter.
    We must take all available and possible measure to take full responsibility for our lives, land, and properties. We seem to be waking up late, but if we work intelligently and fast, we’ll still prevail.
    Like some others already suggested, let there be creative intelligence gathering, town Union leaders and traditional rulers, elite organisations and groups should synergize effort and establish strong and well funded vigilante outfits in their communities and localities. Let us not hope on governors or government agencies. We also have to procure arms and discreetly train our youths (both male and female). All those Boys and Girls Brigade of our churches should be reoriented and retrained to meet this emergency. Same thing with Man’o war groups. Life now is not business as usual.

  • I read almost all the contributions here without blinking my eyes.
    My contribution is simple
    1. I commend the author for his boldness
    2. I guess the invasion is not only in Igbo land but the entire Southern Nigeria and there has to be synergy amongst the entire Southern States. If you think you are safe, you’re wrong
    3. I don’t believe the Usang that wrote the scrap is a southerner, so ignore him
    4. Finally, we are not for war but self defense. We must arise and say, hold your power but leave us to live. Our existence is not negotiable. Power belongs to God.

  • Thank you so much Mr Austin Okeke for this comprehensive note. That’s very encouraging and a way forward. God will help and preserve us. Thanks

  • God who own us will never sleep over these reoccurring facts.
    We thank God on behalf of the writer who exposed this evil. They will fail because is satanic agenda.
    Friends in the house this is not the time to fight ourselves but to strategies and battles ready. Let look unto God for Him to fight this battle for us. But I know the Fulani evil agenda will fail woefully. They will eradicate themselves by their own weapons. God will send confusion into their camp.
    Remember that no king comes to power without God approval and purpose. God allow Buhari in power to further exposed his tribes agenda not only that but to the doubting Thomas too and to the world in general and God will raise a standard of destruction against them as God did to the enemies of Jehoshaphat in 2.Chronicle.20. Our LORD will set ambushments against them in verse 23 they will help to destroy themselves for this battle is not just about the south alone is about God Son Jesus Christ. The battle is of The LORD they are the one that shall not be found anymore in this land. God will fight for us. In Exodus 9:16 and Romans 9:17
    International Version God spoke about Pharaoh the seem most powerful.
    “But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth” Buhari plan to think by putting his men into strategics position is power he was raise up by God for God power to rain supreme and for their distraction. My fellow brethren in faith let strategies vigilancy keep going on while we too keep praying. Soon God will strike.
    Thanks again for the writer of the letter more grace to you.

  • A very good step towards alerting the world! Despite being an open letter, efforts should be made by our people abroad to deliver hard copies of the letter to the government’s of their countries of residence.

    Internal offensive and defensive arrangements should be started as a matter of urgency – not on face book or WhatsApp anyway.

  • Thanks for your effort in these regards. It true that the Igbos want peace in Nigeria, but Nigeria dose not want peace and existence of the Igbos. I’m saying this because I am leaving withness of the last civil war in Nigeria that I fought.

    While we wait for international intervention, the Igbos in Nigeria should now think of how to defend their lives; regardless of anything. Twice beaten is a fool.

  • One would have thought the mass movement is hinged on economic reasons. The timing and manner make it suspicious. All said and done it becomes Governors and all politicians across party and religious divides from the affected region and in fact from the South to address the issue. Our appropriate leaders must forget party politics and rise to defend and protect the people they swore to. All accomplices from the region must remember that God has the final say.

  • Thanks for this petition this has been giving me sleepless night, just yesterday, I read about Dangote trailer loads with arms heading to the South East and you know these people are smooth operators, they act without talking. We are lucky we are seeing and hearing little I feel so unsafe. The South South and South East should set up their own security outfit because the Police and Army will not be deployed to protect us, even if you see them, they will kill us for these people to occupy. I feel pain for Nigeria. Thank God cause I can see a few people who are feeling this too. We need help.

  • They want to silence well meaningful Nigerians. If you dare says the truth they will come after you. They are peddlers of religion that takes lives, religions that sucks blood and not religion that protects and gives life. Its dangerous to pitch your tent near someone who do not value lives, whose ideology is not globally acceptable. Look at what their generations and their blood sucking religion has turned the entire world into. Please, do not allow us to keep quiet let’s continue to speak up until God put them where they belongs. Do they believe in peace loving God ? No, they are not. They are satanic agents disguising themselves as if they are serving humanity, but in the true sense they are destroying lives. That God they created lives those lives you are destroying will come after you one day, it would not be long and we will mock at your calamities.

  • Austin well done, you are a God sent and you captured the scenario comprehensively.
    Let the World know of the disasters this government of Buhari and his cohort are sponsoring in this country. They can’t bring development but destructiions and death.
    Also we should note that a lot of their allies (Nigeria govt allies) are in that UN and may want to suppress the complaints, so plan b will be advised should there be no response on this. Possibly a follow-up letter and then a planned peaceful protest on UN premises to drum the message down around the world. With what has happened to minority Christians of Kaduna, Benue, Plateau etc, this security threat should not be treated with kid gloves. We also be prepared to defend ourselves should the inevitable happens.

  • Brother Austin, thank you. You are not alone. It appears a certain “madness” has overtaken the Fulani-ruled Nigeria. The gods have made them mad! In spite of enormous disadvantages of the divided Eastern Region, Nigeria and their complicit alliances couldn’t do this in 1967-70. Fifty (50) years later in the era of Islamist terrorism of Boko Haram and ISWAP ravaging Nigeria they’re up again? I’m past 60 now, but blessed with five children boys and girls (in USA). We have schooled them about Nigeria and the plight of the Igbo. I can assure you: THEY WILL NOT ALLOW THIS, AND THEY’RE NOT ALONE. DON’T FEAR. Even our cousins and neighbors down to southwestern Cameroon are at alert. At least we’re praying to the only Righteous Judge of the Earth. We shall be free from this existential threat once and forever. It’s time. Thank you. Amen.

  • I think is about time people use common sense to read all types of letter or oped posted on social media . What as the president to gain from destroying nigeria ???? . So many fake news and people trying to torment trouble in nigeria . I believe we all should be careful from swallowing whatever garbage is on social media without think about it carefully. Good luck and please STOP sending this type of FAKE News to me pls .

    • Truly, I cannot help, but to sympathise with your idiocy and ignorance of events in Nigeria. Your puzzle of , ‘What as the president to gain from destroying nigeria’, is suggestive that you’re either an EFULU EFU, (lost generation) or you’re nowhere a Nigerian to hear of and/or see the the events on the ground. You do have a ‘common sense’, but have failed to see that facts can never be fakes. Whether or not you read ‘the garbage’ is inconsequential. You’re but only an ONE Judas in the host of twelve and whose position, pronouncements & betrayal never stopped the Ministry of Jesus Christ going forward. The name, Billy is more fake than your implied fake of the open letter.

  • A very silly letter of no consequence. These characters are full of hatred and are drivers of the failed Biafra adventure. These are all lies. They will fail again.

  • Wake up “Billy” what makes facts fake? Put your ears to the ground as the Igbo adage said. And I hope you will change your mind quickly when (on time) you finally wake up, assuming this concerns you. But it should concern every true humanity not “wired” or inclined for hell or global nuisance. Please call somebody of intellectual substance in Igboland today and inquire. Our house being on fire, this is not the time to hunt (fake news) rats! Thank you. We’re almost there people. Courage, do not stumble!

  • The Yorubas organised themselves under NADECO and used it to reach out to the outside world and got what they wanted i.e strategic voice in the government, economic development of the south west and security under AMOTEKUN.

    It is time to think and canvas openly for a Government in exile with spokespersons for each sector of the economy etc. This will immediately raise eye brows and draw world attention. The spokespersons can hold their meetings and strategise online.

    Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB has served its purpose up to now but is beginning to loose impact and momentum because of lack of structure, and partly because he has made himself into a cult figure and a one man show. Instead of talking about Economic and Social Policies that will define the south east, such as the Ahiara Declaration, Sam Mbajwe’s Industrialisation of the south east, he spends valuable time on personal attacks which some people now describe as the rantings of a frustrated man.

    Please note that IPOB should continue on its trajectory while the proposal here is to establish a think tank that should serve as the BRAIN BOX of the emergent new government or republic. POWER IS NOT GIVEN IT IS TAKEN. NOTHING WILL CHANGE IF WE DONT ACT. THE ISLAMISATION AGENDA IS REAL. FOREWARNED IS FORE ARMED.

  • Nice letter. Actually all the people has to unite (East, West and south) now and pursue this course. These fulanis have started perpatuating these troubles already in other to erupt the full unrest. Their mob cases have been reported at Lekki axis of Lagos. We really have no time to dilly dally because before we noticed their arrangements to this point, they have gone far.
    I am also of the opinion that executive and judicial councils should be copied so that there will be an established fact here in Nigeria in other to make it a duly processed and protocol oriented case.

  • Thanks for this great awareness happening amidst the present pandemic which already a big problem. For this to happen within this time is a sheer act of madness, wickedness, insensitivity, and foolishness. Let the whole world know this and stop this nonsense in Nigeria.

  • May 24th 2020 Ngozi from USA
    I am shocked at people like Emmanuel Usang! Olujijide! En! Billy, to mention just a few!!
    If you don’t have any Suggestions, Encouragement or Support to this Cry for Injustice to the Ibos! Then you need to get off this forum! You Enemies of Progress! Be very careful how you join the Wicked because my Bible tells me that THE WICKED MUST PERISH! And God Condemns People who Shed Innocent Blood! Or People who bear False Witnesses! Do your own Research before you say any Derogatory Comments on this Forum!! You Judases ! There is always a Judas among us !! Beware that you don’t get Consumed by The Wrath of God!!!

  • The God Almighty will continue to expose their secrets. And the sword of the wicked will slay back the wicked.

  • Very commendable. Like someone suggested that this letter should also be copied to the Nigerian Senate so that they will not pretend as if they don’t know. The God we serve will not allow any harm to befall His children. They should remember what happened to Pharoh’s army at river Nile.

  • I’m very confident with our leader MNK. He will never let us down.
    Janjaweed thoughts that it will be like the time of the old when we don’t have anyone speaking for us.

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    This post is timely I can see the hands of God playing. When God wants to do a thing He uses a man. Austin Okeke is coming up as our Moses of the Bible. God will surely deliver us from these “Egyptians. However we must not fold our hands. Those God have endowed with wealth should apply wisdom now; we need to be equipped. Why should I fold my hands and watch these “uncircumcised Philistians ” come to desicrate our land, kill my children, grandchild without a fight. Let every town union go into action and comb our bushes/forests and comb out these miscreants and take a disposal action of “bundling” out of our territory. According to Governor Wike (l like this action man) “let not our enemies triumph over us” in Jesus name amen.

  • Our land has been surrounded. They are killing our people silently in our their farms and chasing them out of the farm. Now they have come and still coming to attack us. The Nigeria Federal and state government are silent. We need help. In God our creator, we trust. Our enemies will try to attack us but will not succeed.

  • Thanks a lot nwafor Ndi Igbo with your colleagues. Now, everyone is asking that we should come together. This is an ample opportunity for that.
    My brother Okeke, the reward for every good job is more jobs. Plse do not relent. I lent that World Igbo Congress are meeting virtually on 30th of this month or so. Plse reach them, then both of you should meet and agree on other bodies and individuals to be involved in a large meeting that will decide on how to follow up this write-up and also defend ourselves. God said to Moses “Do not be afraid for I am with you” That is what God is telling you now. So the LORD is your strength.

  • May the God bless you several folds, dear Austin.
    I am immensely glad to read this open letter. It is to me a very loud testimony to the fact that Igbo people in the diasporas are conscious of what is currently transpiring in our motherland South Eastern Nigeria, and that they are not keep quiet.
    Without mincing words, the Buhari-led government of the FRN cannot feign ignorance of the development reported in the open letter hereinabove. His oral statements and body language are clearly understood, as sending his hate message across to the Igbo. His style of government riddled with deliberate nepotism, sectionalism and corruption has left no one in doubt as to his nefarious agendum to exterminate the Igbo.
    In addition thereto, a lot of hate speeches have been accredited to him: statements that ought never to come from the mouth of a President of a multi-ethnic and multi-religious federation like Nigeria. Not only that, since 2016 the Buhari-led government has been busy importing Fulani mercenaries into Nigeria to execute his ulterior motives. He threw our borders wide open for them to freely influx into the country. As if that was not enough, the government has been busy recruiting men Boko Haram, who should ordinarily face trial for insurgency, into the Nigerian Armed Forces.
    Buhari was a major player in the genocide and pogrom perpetrated against the Igbo in the 1960s. He also played major role in the economic hazard planned and executed against the Igbo after the genocide and pogrom in 1970.
    It must be clearly understood and noted that Igbo people will never allow themselves to be slaughtered again.
    I am therefore fully in support of the clarion call on the UN, AU and the International Community (all the addressees) to kindly sit up and call Buhari and his co-travellers to order before he embarks on a genocide that will make Rwanda 1994 a lovers’ game.

  • Prof. More Grace, Isaiah 54 , they shall surely gathered but them that gathered not by the LORD will fall for our sake.

    Please we await a forum uniting all concerned individual for logistics involve in collective and individual effort for self defense,

    Joshua raised his hands and the sun stood still until he defeated 5 kings , Our Elohim also rained stone from on high and finished the remaining ones running out to escape, WE COME AGAINST them with the name of the LORD JESUS CHRIST who frustrated the tokens of the liars and disappointed the devices of the wicked that they performed not their enterprise. In this is our confidence that LORD JESUS CHRIST will contend with them that contend with us, How? He will feed them with their flesh that want to eat our flesh and will feed them with their own blood until they become drunk with their own blood as with sweet wine.
    Hezekiah prayed and the LORD sound a blast and the king of Assyrian heard a rumor and went home and his children killed him. There is no fear of any sort over any ethnic group that want to overrun the indigenous land, they will hear a rumor and return home to be killed by themselves. After this episode they will understand that the MOST HIGH rulleth in the affairs of men.

    Be courageous and come up with a forum ASAP

    May your days be long. Blessed be them that blessed Jerusalem and curse be them that curse Jerusalem.

    Long live lovers of freedom.

  • Most succinctly and intelligently presented, brother, Mazi Austin Okeke. God bless you for taking up the fight for the survival of your marginalised and threatened people of the lgbo race. I not only applaud your effort but do indeed wish to thank you for it.

    This is not the time for inaction but rather time for urgent mobilisation of people and resources of all South-eastern, South-southern and Middle-Belt states (hopefully the South-west states as well) to join hands in fighting the common enemy.

    I think that our next step will be to call a meeting – video meeting or whatever, in light of the prevailing circumstance – of all the states concerned. On our side (the lgbo states), you’ll bring on board people like Chief John Nnia Nwodo, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Chief Ike Ekweremadu and other eminent ‘true’ lgbo representatives, to join our beloved brother, Mazi Austin Okeke to strategise the stages of this project.

    The bible tells us that ‘faith without works (deeds) is dead’, meaning it should not be mere “talk-talk” but everybody, especially the wealthy lgbo indigenes, as well as indigenes of the other involved states, should ‘put hand in their pockets’ to drive forward this plan.

    I want to say finally that so much work still needs to be done by way of mobilising the right people – people that would be trusted and appeal to the masses – for the grave task ahead, but our brother, Austin, has done the initial groundwork on which to build subsequent efforts.

    Let us not lie quiet and allow our race to be extinct by the wicked acts of the Fulanis. We must not allow any agents of the common enemy, like a few who have shown their ill-placed allegiances to the wicked Fulani rulers judging by the tone of their comments, to distract this all-important project, which could mean ‘do-or-die’ for our people back home. Once again, l say a big thank you to brother Austin. God will protect and grant you more wisdom, in Jesus’ name. Amen. Charles AK.

  • It is time for the Southerners to form a unit aganst the Fulanis. Let every town, village, community get organized aganst this evil Fulani intended conquest. We developed Ogbunigwe during civil war and with our able technical know how of the Southerners we can end it fast as well as liberate the Christians in the Middle Belt and the Northern Chritians.

  • The time has come for us all to arise and fight for our freedom. Enough is enough. These jihadists have been killing and maiming our people through guerilla warfare. Killing vulnerable and defenceless farmers in their villages.
    Our God is with us, as we fight spirituality through prayers, we have to prepare to defend our lives and land. The time is now.

    • I salute the originator of this wonderful discuss.

      Now the world should know slightly hoa the North is ruling this country.

      There are no signs of federal character in the appointment of service chiefs n that was my first fear of all happening now.

      Ihejirika almost defeated boko haram but was speedily retired cos the powers that were screamed that he was committing genocide in the north. Funny n no one dare say anything about it.

      Like someone mentioned, if the northern governors do not want almajeri ,the poor boys should be sent home to their parents which is what is being done n they should also not allow migrating them to other staes that do not practice it.

      Agian i think we must keep track n follow up the cases of smuggling arms to some part of the southern part of the country also why is it always dangote’s truck been used. And Dangote has not been quizzed.?…

      THERE IS MORE THAN WE SEE.

      Iko

  • Thank you for this beautiful self explanatory missive to the world body.
    My only worry now are the enemies within. While some of us are troubled by this gangster ism of the fulani mercenaries, others within our own houses are celebrating their coming. It’s like we’re fighting on two fronts. I don’t know how our divided house can stand. Our division is the success of our enemies.

  • Great letter Barr, God continue to bless and protect you. If only the concerned groups like southeastern governors, reps in fed houses and prominent individuals will heed to this impending doom, foregoing their self centeredness, not sabotaging the efforts of their people, then we can collectively kick out our enemies. These ones are our real enemies for now cos our alerting the outside world or even procurement of weapons will be frustrated. The earlier we deal with our own people representing us, the better. We start with dialogue.

  • Weldon, very well written but if you had included what is going on in Kaduna, what the same people are doing to the tribes in Kaduna, it will add a lot of weight to this.

    • En, you seem to be making negative comments and hiding your identity.
      Honorable people stand by what they say. Those who won independence for Nigeria and moved the country forward could not have done so under the cloak of anonymity. Nigeria needs positive, honest and open-minded individuals.

    • Ayiki, you are commendable for acknowledging the problem. However, two wrongs don’t make a right. That this is happening in Kaduna and everywhere else in the country does not make it right. In fact, it means that everyone should speak out.

  • I pray that they which we have run to for help, base on rules and regulations of government in other to observe proper protocol, will not fail to attend to this cry of the easterners.
    While we await their response all hands should be on deck, keeping watch and being fully prepared to defend our self’s from the destruction of this enemy called Fulani.
    Chukwu Okike Abiama will not allow his children drown in this ocean. Amen and Amen.

  • FACTS SHEET

    ALL CRITICAL MINISTERIAL POSITIONS GOES TO MUSLIM NORTH

    1. Minister of Petroleum – Muhammadu Buhari

    2. Minister of Justice – Attorney General – Abubakar Malami

    3. Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning – Zainab Ahmed

    4. Minister of Defence – Bashir Salihi Magashi

    5. Minister of Education – Adamu Adamu

    6. Minister of Federal Capital Territory – Mohammed Musa Bello

    7. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development – Sabo Nanono

    8. Minister of Power – Saleh Mamman

    9. Minister of Information and Culture – Lai Mohammed

    10. Minister of Environment – Muhammad Mahmood

    11. Minister of Water Resources – Suleiman Adamu

    12. Minister for Aviation – Sirika Hadi

    13. Minister of Police Affairs – Maigari Dingyadi

    14. Minister for Communication – Ali Isa Pantami

    15. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development – Sadiya Umar Faruk

    16. Minister of Justice Attorney General – Abubakar Malami

    ALL NNPC KEY MANAMEGENT POSITIONS HELD BY NORTHERNERS

    1. Mele Kolo Kyari – Group Managing Director, GMD

    2. Umar Isa Ajiya – Chief Finance Officer, Finance & Account

    3. Yusuf Usman – Chief Operating Officer, Gas & Power

    4. Farouk Garba Sa’id – Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services

    5. Mustapha Y. Yakubu – Chief Operating Officer, Refining and Petrochemicals

    6. Hadiza Y. Coomassie – Corporate Secretary/Legal Adviser to the Corporation

    7. Omar Farouk Ibrahim – GGM, International Energy Relations, IER

    8. Kallamu Abdullahi – GGM, Renewable Energy

    9. Ibrahim Birma – GGM, Governance Risk and Compliance

    10. Bala Wunti – GGM, NAPIMS

    11. Inuwa Waya – MD, NNPC Shipping

    12. Musa Lawan – MD, Pipelines & Product Marketing, PPMC

    13. Mansur Sambo – MD, Nigeria Petroleum Development Company, NPDC

    14. Lawal Sade – MD, Duke Oil/NNPC Trading Company

    15. Malami Shehu – MD, Port Harcourt Refining Company

    16. Muhammed Abah – MD, Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company

    17. Abdulkadir Ahmed – MD, Nigeria Gas Marketing Company

    18. Salihu Jamari – MD, Nigeria Gas and Power Investment Company Limited

    19. Mohammed Zango – MD, NNPC Medical Services

    20. Sarki Auwalu – Director, Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR

    OIL PRODUCTION, OIL WELL, OIL BLOCK IN THE NORTH = ZERO

    1. Akwa Ibom 504,000 bpd – 31.4%

    2. Delta 346,000 bpd – 21.56%

    3. Rivers 344,000 bpd – 21.43%

    4. Bayelsa 290,000 bpd – 18.07%

    5. Edo 33,000 bpd – 2.06%

    6. Ondo 60,000 bpd – 3.74%

    7. Imo 17,000 bpd – 1.06%

    8. Abia 11,000 bpd – 0.68%

    9. Northern States 0 (zero, nil) bpd – 0%

    NIGERIA SECURITY, DEFENCE & THE MILITARY ARE ALL NORTH EXCEPT CHIEF OF NAVAL STAFF

    1. Minister of Defence – Bashir Salihi Magashi

    2. Minister of Police Affairs – Maigari Dingyadi

    3. Ibrahim Mustafa Magu – Chairman Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

    4. Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar – Chief of the Air Staff Nigerian Air Force
    5. Lt Gen TY Buratai – Chief of Army Staff
    6. Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu – Commandant General Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corps

    7. Muhammed A. Adamu – The Inspector-General of Police
    8. Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Sani Usman – Chief of Defence Intelligence
    9. Yusuf Magaji Bichi, – Director-General State Security Service
    10. Babagana Monguno, – National Security Adviser
    11. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar – Director-General National Intelligence Agency (NIA)
    12. Group Capt. Usman Abubakar Sadiq (Rtd) – Director of Security Services FAAN
    13. Only Chief of Naval Staff is from South and the only Christian

    JUDICIARY & JUSTICE

    1. Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad – Chief Justice of Nigeria.

    2. Abubakar Malami – Attorney-General Of The Federation/Minister Of Justice

    3. Prof. Muhammad Isah – Chairman, Code of Conduct Bureau CCB

    4. Prof. Musa Usman Abubakar – Secretary ICPC

    5. Hon. Justice I. Tanko Muhammad – CHAIRMAN Federal Judicial Service Commission

    6. Hon. Justice Z.A. Bulkachuwa, CFR – MEMBER Federal Judicial Service Commission

    7. Hon. Abubakar Malami, SAN – MEMBER Federal Judicial Service Commission

    8. Malam Mohammed Sagir MEMBER Federal Judicial Service Commission

    9. Senator Abba Ali – MEMBER Federal Judicial Service Commission
    10. Alhaji Abubakar U. Maidama – Institute Secretary National Judicial Institute

    11. Investment & Securities Tribunal (Acting Chairman likely be removed soon)

    INEC

    Professor Mahmood Yakubu – INEC Chairman

    FINANCE & ECONOMY

    1. Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning – Zainab Ahmed

    2. Ahmed Idris – Accountant General of the Federation
    3. Muhammed M. Nami – Chairman Federal Inland Revenue Service FIRS

    4. Minister of Petroleum – Muhammadu Buhari

    5. Lamido Yuguda – DG Security And Exchange Commission (SEC)

    6. Umaru Ibrahim – MD/ceo Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation – NDIC

    7. Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) – The Comptroller-General of Customs

    8. Hadiza Bala Usman – Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority
    9. Abdulkadir Umar Saidu – Executive Secretary Petroleum Product Price Regulatory Agency PPRA.

    10. Balarabe Z. Ahmad – General Manager, Legal & Secretariat Services Department – Petroleum Technology Development Fund. PTDF

    11. Ahmadu Nasiru Dannupawa – General Manager, Administration and Human Resources Department – Petroleum Technology Development Fund. PTDF

    12. Ahmed Abubakar Bobboi – Executive Secretary Petroleum Equalisation Fund. PTDF

    13. Dr. Bello Aliyu Gusau – Executive Secretary Petroleum Technology Development Fund. PTDF

    14. Ahmed Galadima Aminu – General Manager, Education & Training Department Petroleum Technology Development Fund. PTDF

    15. Alhaji Garba Abubakar Ceo – CEO CAC Corporate Affairs Commission.

    16. Sarki Auwalu – CEO DPR Department of Petroleum Resources

    17. Muhammed Sambo – Executive Secretary National Health Insurance Scheme. NHIS
    18. Mele Kolo Kyari – Group Managing Director NNPC Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

    19. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa – Managing Director / CEO Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN)
    20. Rahimatu Aminu-Aliyu Executive Director, Loans And Mortgage Services Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN)
    21. Dankane Umar Abdullahi Executive Director, Business Development & Portfolio Management Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN)
    22. Ahmed Kuru – Managing Director / CEO AMCON Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria

    23. Umar S. Gonto – MANAGING DIRECTOR/CEO Federal Housing Authority

    IMMIGRATION, POPULATION, BOUNDARIES & ACCESS TO NIGERIA

    1. Muhammed Babandede, Comptroller General Nigeria Immigration Service

    2. Mal. Bello Ibrahim Gwandu – Chairman National Identity Management Commission

    3. Engr. Aliyu A. Aziz – Director General/CEO National Identity Management Commission NIMC

    4. Senator Basheer Garba Mohammed – Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons.

    5. Hassan Bashir – executive chairman of the National Population Commission.
    6. Surv, Adamu Adaji – Director General of National Boundary Commission

    7. Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz – MD/CEO, TCN Transmission Company of Nigeria – NEPA

    FEDERAL CHARACTER COMMISSION

    Amb Abdullahi H. Shinkafi – Chairman Federal Character Commission FCC

    EDUCATION

    1. Minister of Education – Adamu Adamu

    2. Abubakar Gana – Registrar NECO

    3. Dr Garba Abari – Dg National Orientation Agency
    4. Yakubu Ibn Mohammed – Director General, NTA Nigerian Television Authority
    5. Auwal Sarki – Chairman Governing Council PTI Petroleum Training Institute PTI Warri

    AGRICULTURE

    1. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development – Sabo Nanono

    2. Prof Kabir Bala (Vice chancellor Ahmadu Bello University ABU Zaria – National Agricultural Extension, Research and Liaison Services

    3. Yarama Dakwa – Director Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria

    MARITIME

    1. Hadiza Bala Usman – Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority
    2. Bashir Jamoh – director-general Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA

    3. Bashir Yusuf Jamoh – Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration & Safety Agency NIMASA

    4. Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) – The Comptroller-General of Customs is

    5. Hassan Bellow – Executive Secretary/CEO Nigerian Shippers Council

    COMMUNICATION

    1. Minister of Information and Culture – Lai Mohammed

    2. Dr. Inuwa Kashifu Abdullahi, – Director Genera National Information Technology Development Agency

    3. Arch. Yusuf Kazaure – Chairman, NIGCOMSAT Limited Board Of Directors

    4. Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT)
    5. Mr. Istifanus Musa Mik Fuktur – Permanent Secretary National

    6. Frequency Management Council

    7. Engr. Abubakar Ladan Abdullahi – DIRECTOR National Frequency Management Council

    8. El-Baff, Mahdi Abubakar – Director, Human Resource Management

    9. National Frequency Management Council

    10. Yakubu IBN Mohammed – Director General, Nigerian Television Authority

    11. Maimuna Yaya Abubakar – Chairman Nigerian Postal Service
    12. Musa F Istifanus (Perm Sec FMOC) – Alternate Chairman Nigerian Postal

    13. Service

    FEDERAL AVAIATION AUTHORITY OF NIGERIA FAAN

    1. Minister for Aviation – Sirika Hadi

    2. Capt. Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu – Managing Director & CE FAAN
    3. Sadiku Abdulkadir Rafindadi – Director Commercial and Business Development FAAN
    4. Salisu Nurudeen Daura – Director of Engineering Services – FAAN
    5. Group Capt. Usman Abubakar Sadiq (Rtd) – Director of Security Services FAAN
    6. Capt. Mukhtar Yusuf Muye – Director Airport Operations – FAAN
    7. Capt. Musa Nuhu – Director General Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA

    NUCLEAR POWER

    1. Dr. Yau Usman Idris – Director General/CEO Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA)
    2. Mr. Adamu Midala Hussaini – Acting General Manager, Authorization and Enforcement Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA)
    3. Dr. Isa Sambo – General Manager Radiological Safety Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA)
    4. Dr. Nasiru-Deen Bello – General Manager Nuclear Safety, Physical Security and Safeguards Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA)

    HUMANITARIA

    1. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development – Sadiya Umar Faruk

    2. Engr Mustapha Yunusa Maihaja – Director General, NEMA National Emergency Management Agency – NEMA

  • Sir Justin God bless you for this post. Buhari thinks He can override his creator. God will do to him and his colleagues what He did to pharoah and his cohort. Proverb 21:1.May God continue to lead you @ Justin Okeke.

  • Diversities in emphasis unveil some realities when carefully collect some significant and uncommon evidence..Migration is natural phenomenal to human but with which these people take to migrate raises alarm of sinister agenda,they includes;

    1) Obvious statements from Shakauo,Sherima,Tanko Yankassai showcase sinister agenda ruling
    2) The Manner : were frantic,unresponsive to questions and rugged.
    3)Mode : Determine,not depressed but fierce and energetic.
    4) Hidden in trucks,containers and with mini van through suburb to avoid been intercepted.
    5)
    Healthy and well feed individuals between the age of 18 — 35 .

  • Let the South-East take a cue from the South-West and form their own security outfit to defend their land and lives against any attacker. Haven’t you noticed the way the kidnapping drastically reduced I’m the South-West since the Governors of the South-West came together and formed the security outfit “Amotekun”

  • Let the South-East take a cue from the South-West and form their own security outfit to defend their land and lives against any attacker. Haven’t you noticed the way the kidnapping drastically reduced In
    the South-West since the Governors of the South-West came together and formed the security outfit “Amotekun”

  • Well commendable! The igbo ‘politicians’ ie governors and parliamentarians, must also take note. It is the house rat that lets in the stranger rat in to the fish basket! God will judge these elenents when they see all these and keep quiet!

  • Thanks so much sir for ur good work towards our people God bless you God please give us Biafra

  • Emmanuel Usang. You have made the most sensible comments so far. Leave them, they’re making the same mistake twice.

  • This is one of the most interesting topica I have ever read about the overcrowded and unaccepted influx of the fulani’s in our dear States. But with all due respect Sir, you should have made it more visible by directing it towards the South East and South South in which they have in mass numbers dominated. Your continuous specification on the South East and Igbo’s alone is somekind worrisome. At this juncture we all need to be our brothers keeper because we are all one and facing same threats from these miscreants.

  • Dear Austin Okeke, God bless you really good for this timely action. May the Holy Spirit of God amplify the essence of this letter far and wide and cause a direct boomerang against the wicked in Jesus powerful name.

  • May the good lord bless Mr Austin Okeke and his house hold.
    Umunnem ! Am so so delighted with the unity of our voices .yet I beg of you all let it not end with our voice, let an urgent action be taken to put things on ground.
    All these ammunitions that they are shifting down to East, in preparation to kill us all. I hope its in our custody? Since they have they have decided to dash us guns. please people that matters should see to that.

  • Dear All,

    I thank you for your participation and words of encouragement and prayers most especially. We will prevail

  • High time for all regions in Nigeria to stand up and defend themselves. Fulanis are everywhere but they are no match to southern Nigeria only if we are United. Prof. thanks for the revealation

  • Thanks Austin for this detailed report. Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gunpowder and if not addressed promptly, Rwanda genocide will be a child’s play. The UNHRC (UN) and AU should intervene now otherwise the refugees spill in Africa will be unimaginable. A stitch in time saves nine.

  • This is quite timely Boss, I really commend your efforts in putting this strong worded letter together. We are optimistic about United Nations’ reactions to this letter.

  • State Backed Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen And Shuwa Arabs Now Occupy 350 Igbo Communities And Villages
     
    Special Report: 27th May 2020
    Intersociety, Onitsha, Eastern Nigeria
     
    There are not less than 350 Igbo communities, villages and other locations now invaded and permanently occupied by the Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen and ‘imported’ Shuwa Arabs, also called ‘Cowmen’ in Arabic. The number of Igbo communities forcibly occupied by the Jihadists has recorded exponential increase from about 139 in August 2019 to alarming 350 in May 2020. The jihadist occupation is vicariously, if not directly aided by the Government of Nigeria and its security agencies especially the Army and the Police. By the combined accounts of the Association of the Eastern Town Unions, the Alaigbo Dev Foundation and the Eastern Outlook Newspaper, “as at August 2019, 139 Igbo communities, villages and locations have been occupied by Fulani Herdsmen, out of which Enugu State has the highest number with 56, followed by Anambra with 24, Imo 17, Ebonyi 12 and Abia seven. In Igbo areas of Delta and Rivers, there are 15 in Delta and nine in Rivers”.
     
    But in our recent detailed review and update, the number has exponentially increased from 139 in August 2019 to not less than 350 in May 2020, out of which 318 were factually located and presented below while 38 others were added as ‘dark figures’ or “factually existing but not captured figures”. The ’32 added dark figures’ are likely to be found in Imo and Ebonyi States, with a fraction in Enugu State. The breakdown of the current figure of 350 invaded and occupied Igbo Communities show that Enugu State has the largest number with 72 communities, followed by Anambra with 70, Imo 61,  Abia 43, Ebonyi 36, Igbo Delta 21 and Igbo Rivers 15; totaling 318 and 350 when added with a ‘dark figure’ of 32.
     
    The geographical and geopolitical implication of this is that the Jihadist Herdsmen have roughly invaded and violently occupied two States in Igbo Land. This is on account of the fact that Enugu and Anambra State have total of 368 autonomous communities; with 187 in Enugu and 181 in Anambra, as against 350 of them already occupied by the Jihadist Herdsmen. In grand summary, while most of these 350 Igbo communities, villages and other locations have been invaded and violently occupied, some are already under attacks or on a verge of invasion and violent occupation.
     
    The Research Did Not Include Northern “Economic Refugees” In Igbo Land
    Granted that there presently are hundreds of thousands of “economic refugees” of Northern extraction now flooding the cities and towns in Igbo Land; some of them surviving victims of Boko Haram/ISWAP, Ansaru, ‘Zamfara/Birnin Gwari’ Bandits and Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen anti Christian butcheries in the north; but they are strictly not included in our research categorization of invading “Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen and Shuwa Arabs”. In other words, those engaged in meaningful means of livelihood in Igbo cities and towns are not included; even though some, if not many of them are potential security threats to Igbo Land and her indigenous natives and their properties.
     
    Appreciation
    We must thank in special way Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, PhD (Awka North & South), Odikpo Mmadubueze (Anambra East & West and Ayamelum), Mr. Oselloka Obaze (Ogbaru), Eric Eyituche (ADF, Enugu), Emeka Obi, PhD (Chukwuemeka-Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam),Comrade Paschal Oziri (Imo), Comrade Samuel Kamanyaoku (Abia & Ebonyi), Hon Abia Onyike (former Commissioner for Information in Ebonyi), Ndidi Ndudi (Asaba), Kenneth Odenigbo (Ezeagu, Enugu), Ifeanyi Uzoma (Orlu, Imo) and Samuel Okoro (Uzo Uwani, Enugu). Their contributions and assistance in the course of our field data collection and authentication are remarkable and commendable.
     
     
     
     
     
    Purposes Of This Research Report
    Following serious concerns especially the fear of imminent jihad recently expressed by the general Igbo population of ‘home and abroad’; on account of organized movement or flooding of mostly uneducated and radicalized young Islamists (dubbed Alamajirai) to different parts of old Eastern Nigeria mainly Igbo Land using the cover of ‘COVID-19’; we have deemed it necessary to set the record straight to the effect that: though the general fears and their ascribed intents are well understood, but the current worrying situation did not start with the said ‘COVID-19’ movement of Alamajirai. It started way back in 2016 with the full knowledge and conspiracy of the Igbo Govs and community (traditional rulers and town unions’ presidents) and church leaders.
     
    Not setting the record straight at this point in time would expressly mean creating escape routes for the Govs and community leaders. Another purpose of this research work is to intellectualize the consciousness of the general Igbo population to the effect that such violent invasion and occupation are not ordinary. They are done with clear jihadist intents and defy all geographical and geopolitical excuses. It is also one of the purposes of this research work to expose the conspiracy of the Igbo Govs and community leaders and the hypocrisy of the today’s church leaders (today’s ‘faith profiteers’) in Igbo Land. This work is further intended to alert the ‘attentive’ Igbo public (policy makers, political actors and the educated class) and the ‘un-attentive’ Igbo public or larger population to be on extreme alert, as the old saying goes “Hausa abatago Awka”. Setting the record straight in this respect will further make the general Igbo population to be in the know of those who have abominably compromised to sell the Igbo Nation out to jihadist enemies.
     
    Finally, the research work is a clarion call on those in charge of Nigeria’s Presidency and security establishments to immediately retrace their steps from their steady match toward breeding of ‘war of anybody against anybody’ or religious war and throw in towel if they are tired of piloting the affairs of the country. From the way things are speedily unfolding, the country is likely to be thrown into the Rwandan style genocide and other forms of mass bloodletting. We demand and insist that the country be strictly governed with full forms and characteristics of modern limited government where citizens must enjoy their inalienable liberties and be allowed and protected by the State to freely and constitutionally practice religion of their choice outside the confines of state aided jihadism.
     
    Renewed Jihadism Is Sweeping Across Christian West, East, Central & Southern Africa
    As never recorded in recent times, Islamic Jihadism is now ravaging the Christian West, East, Central and Southern Africa. It looks like a regional project with powerful sponsorship and state protection where jihadist elements are in charge of political and military powers. Today in Congo DRC, a country with largest Catholics in Africa, there is ongoing jihad. In Central African Republic, a country with dominant Christian population, jihadists are substantially in charge. Similar situations are found in Burkina Faso, Angola, Mozambique, Congo Republic and Togo; to mention but a few. Like in Libya in 1969 and Sudan in 1989, the jihadists are penetrating and gaining grounds, aiming at capturing state power and changing the socio-legal secular status quo to brutal Sultanate and Shariah regimes.
     
    Unmasking The Fulani Herdsmen
    The militant Fulani Herdsmen are the armed terrorist and Islamic jihadist department of Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria, the country’s primitive cattle herders. They were created and funded and are still funded by some extremist Northern politicians and security chiefs and made more devastating and jihadist in 2010. The formation and funding of the now world’s fourth deadliest terrorist group were achieved using the draconian and age-long Fulani rural cattle grazing networks in Nigeria. The jihadist branch of the Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria is also strongly believed to have been joined by ‘imported’ jihadists made up of ‘Shuwa Arabs’ or ‘Cowmen’ from Chad and Sudan, etc.
     
    The Fulani jihadist group is likened to ‘Sudanese Janjaweed’ and different from ‘machete and dagger-armed’ wandering cattle herders or the ‘Fulani Herdsmen’. The age-long grazing networks of the Herdsmen, spanning the country’s rainforest regions of Southeast, South-south, Southwest and North-central including Christian parts of Northwest and Northeast, will in the nearest future, if not months away, serve as area intelligence and grounds for full scale jihadist attacks or violence in old Eastern Nigeria and other Christian settlements in the Southwest, FCT, etc.
    Under these, too, the country’s four main Jihadist groups: militant Herdsmen, Boko Haram, ISWAP and Ansaru; and even embryonic “Zamfara/Birnin Gwari” Terror Bandits with state cover and protection can successfully launch jihadist attacks anywhere in Nigeria. As a matter of fact, the Fulani Herdsmen in the country are today serving as ‘rain forest intelligence suppliers’ to the four main jihadist groups. It must also be remembered that the movement for formation of jihadist department within the ranks of the country’s primitive cattle herders or ‘Fulani Herdsmen’ was dated back to 2001, two years after Nigeria returned to civil rule in 1999.
     
    Difference Between Fulani Jihadists & Herdsmen
    The major difference between the Fulani Herdsmen and their jihadist component strictly lies on their modus operandi and the role of the state actors. The original Fulani Herdsmen operated and still majorly operate with machetes and daggers used in cutting foliages and clearing bush paths for their cattle and guarding their cattle against malicious attacks especially from their rival farmers and cattle rustlers. They also engaged in seasonal grazing usually during dry seasons and hardly settle or live in their host communities. The Fulani Herdsmen are well known serial wanderers (Fulani Daji) and different from sedentary Fulanis or ‘Fulani Ngida’. The clashes between Fulani Herdsmen and farmers before now were usually rag tag and seasonal; with zero state actor involvement except in settling disputes between them and their host farmers or other rivals.   
     
    However, the malicious state actor regimentation, militarization and radicalization of militant segment of the Fulani Herdsmen or formation of their jihadist department in Nigeria started rearing their ugly heads from the year 2001, with Jos area of Plateau State as one of their earliest crime scenes. They were among those fingered as malicious actors in the orgy of sectarian violence that ravaged Plateau State in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007 and 2008. They moved closer to full jihadism in 2010 and got fully transformed with state backing, cover and protection in mid 2015, following the emergence of Mr. Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s sixth President. It was also from that period that southward movement of Fulani Herdsmen increased with rapid speed to the extent of the Herders becoming ‘sedentary in foreign land’, strictly for purpose of supplying area intelligence and grounds for their jihadist brothers.
     
    Aided by forests’ mapping exercise reportedly carried out by the Nigerian Army in 2015, it has become much easier for the jihadist Herdsmen to infiltrate and occupy (using night movements) the marked Southern bushes and forests including those located in Southeast and South-south. These they now do with alarming speed with backing from malicious members of the country’s security forces. Since then, they have become ‘untouchable’ and vicariously, if not directly aided by the state to invade, confiscate, loot, plunder and takeover any land(s) or property(ies); and abduct, torture and kill any person or group of persons or rape and sexually abused (including forced pregnancies for jihadist intents) any woman or group of women of sexually active age bracket. It must be recalled that the Nigerian Army had reportedly carried out forests’ mapping throughout Nigeria in 2015, originally for purpose of ‘effective counterinsurgency operations’. Critics say the exercise was later found to be reportedly done for religiously malicious motives.
     
    Nigeria’s Fulani Herdsmen presently operate under the three major umbrellas of ‘the Miyatti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria-MACBAN’, ‘the Miyatti Allah Koutal Hore Association of Nigeria’ and ‘the Fulani Nationality Movement-FUNAM’; all federally registered organizations in Nigeria. ‘MACBAN’, for instance, was registered on 12th Feb 1986, while ‘Fulani Koutal Hore’ got registered around 2010. The jihadist intents of the Fulani Herdsmen took another dimension in 2018 when they announced the renaming in Fulfulde and Arabic and formal occupation of indigenous communities and villages violently attacked and seized from Christian dominated populations in Plateau State mostly between 2010 and 2015; with eight others earlier seized in 2001. In the Vanguard Newspaper report of 30th June 2018, no fewer than 54 communities mostly belonging to Berom Tribe were renamed. Also renamed were eight communities in the State attacked and seized between September 7 and 10, 2001. In Southern Kaduna (32 villages lost between 2016 and May 2020), Plateau and Benue States, no fewer than 300 Christian communities and villages have been devastatingly attacked and razed by the Fulani Jihadists.
     
     
     
     
    State Aided Movement Of Fulani Jihadists To Old Eastern Nigeria
    The movement of Fulani Jihadists commenced in 2016, but reached its peak between 2017 and 2019. The movement had involved: non state actor ‘move in and settle or occupy’ and state actor ‘security forces aided yearly movement’, facilitated through the Nigerian military’s annual regional exercises, usually held between Sept and Oct-Dec. The exercises, which first commenced in 2016, were initially code named: ‘Python Dance’ for Southeast and ‘Crocodile Smile’ for South-south; and later renamed in 2019 as ‘Atiliogwu Udo’ for Southeast. Through the combination of the reported Nigerian Army forests’ mapping of 2015, state security forces aided movement of the jihadists and the existing Fulani grazing routes and networks throughout the country’s rainforest regions, not less than 350 communities, villages and other locations in Igbo Land have been invaded and violently occupied by the Fulani jihadists as at May 2020.
     
    Vicarious Involvement Of The Nigerian Government & Its Security Agencies
    First is the fact that Igbo Land has the least land allocation in Nigeria with 29,525km2 and estimated 20,000 others for her outpost population; as against a Northern State of Niger that has 76,363km2; roughly three times more than that of the entire five States of the Southeast. So land issue is out of it. Second is the fact that the Buhari Presidency had in the same 2016 when the movement for jihad in old Eastern Nigeria started, requested to govern Nigeria with ‘emergency powers’; thereby tending to castrate the Constitution including its Human Rights Chapter. Since then, the 1999 Constitution has been applied in such mode alongside the country’s various treaty laws. Third is that the Nigerian Army had in same 2016 announced the introduction of ‘Army Ranching’ throughout the country’s military formations. This was how Fulani Herdsmen seemingly became a branch of the Nigerian Army and other security agencies.
     
    Fourth was the establishment by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2017, 2018 and 2019 of ‘RUGA’ or ‘Rural Fulani Settlement’ and the ‘National Livestock Transformation Plan’; a grand disguise to forcibly facilitate the movement of the Jihadists who hide under ‘cattle herders’ to force themselves into indigenous populations and violent takeover of their farmlands and forests throughout Nigeria. Sixth is the grossly lopsided composition of the country’s top security positions at Federal, regional and state levels. These are to the extent that as at Sept 2019, 18 of the country’s 22 security, policing & justice positions were occupied by Muslims; out of 26 top military commanders manning strategic formations in the Southeast, 18 were Muslims; out of six senior police commanders in the Southeast, four were Muslims and out of five State directors of SSS in the Southeast four were Muslims.
     
    In the South-south, out of 22 senior military commanders manning key military formations in the region, 14 were Muslims; out of its eight senior police commanders, five were Muslims; and out of its six State directors of SSS, four were Muslims. It was so bad that wherever there was new Fulani Herdsmen settlement in any part of Igbo Land during the Military Python Dance/Atiliogwu Udo, there must be established a new military or MOPOL roadblock near such settlement. A typical example took place in 2017 in Umu-Ura Forest (in Ogwe Community) Ukwa West LGA of Abia State where an Army roadblock was created by the corner of the thick forest hosting a new Fulani settlement.
     
    Conspiracy Of The Igbo Govs & Community Leaders
    It must be clearly understood that violent invasion and occupation of not less than 350 Igbo communities, villages and other locations by Jihadist Herdsmen has the trio of state and security backing and conspiracy of Igbo Govs and most of the community leaders. Community leaders include traditional rulers and presidents general of the town unions and the Government appointed or selected chairmen of various local government areas. The Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen movement Southward is also heavily funded clandestinely. Such conspiratorial involvements of the Govs, community leaders and council chairmen include ‘conspiracy of silence’,  inaction, cover-up, ‘donation’ of lands or procurement of same through moles or compromised third parties, receiving criminal cash sums from leaders of the Jihadists or collection of monthly royalties, and exhibition of fears and cowardice, among others.  As a matter of fact, the Igbo Govs saw all these coming but covered same up so as to ‘retain’ and ‘finish their office tenures’.
     
     
     
    There are only few instances in Igbo Land where community leaders including traditional rulers and presidents general resisted and still resist them. These few communities include Arondizogu in Ideato South LGA (ikpa-ocha debacle), Issele-Ukwu in Aniocha North LGA (Delta) and Umuchu in Aguata LGA. In Issele-Ukwu, a mole was hired to procure and ‘donate’ a parcel of land for “private Hausa Market” but the Community stood its ground in the contrary.  In Umuchu, a group of violent Fulani Herdsmen, accompanied by an Army officer, were caught recently negotiating a forest path in the Community in a bid to settle in same. The police authorities in the areas were alerted and on interrogation, they claimed to have come from ‘Abia’ and after a phone call with the Abia State Police Command, they were ordered to be returned to Abia State while the Army officer was picked and taken to Anambra State Police Command headquarters, Awka for further investigation.
     
    In Umuzu, Ogbaru LGA of Anambra State, a sum of N200, 000 was recently paid to Fulani Herdsmen for ‘their two missing cows’. In Umunnachi, Dunukofia LGA of Anambra State, a highly placed citizen and personality of international repute recently told Intersociety that the Fulani Herdsmen have just invaded and settled at the top of a hill from where they monitor local maidens and young married women farming in the farms for possible abduction and sexual violence including rape and forced pregnancies. It was also found that some times, the natives and leaders of concerned Igbo communities are taken unawares by the Jihadists, only to wake up one morning to discover that their distant farmlands and forests have been taken over by the Jihadist Herdsmen. News of their occupation only breaks out when some of their natives are reported missing, or abducted, or raped, or killed.
     
    In furtherance of their sexual violence, the Jihadist Herdsmen use three malicious methods: enticement with cash sums where necessary and false promises where necessary; use of charms where necessary and use of violence where necessary. Once succeeded in forcing their victims to be pregnant, they will insist on ‘inheriting both the forcibly impregnated local maidens or young married women and their pregnancies or children. A number of these young girls and married women are strongly believed to have fallen victim to them in Awka (Agu Awka), Ayamelum, Uzo Uwani, Ezeagu and some parts of Ebonyi State; and when rarely complained to Christian or community leaders or Government actors, they would be told to retire to their fate so as to ‘to avoid being hacked to death or have their families or villages wiped out’.  Many, if not most of the church leaders in Igbo Land, on their part, have also become more of ‘faith profiteers’ than ‘defenders of faith’. They are busy chasing after money while the House of Jesus crumbles under their watch.
     
    Names Of Occupied 350 Igbo Communities And Villages
    Enugu: 72 Locations: Ibite Ogbaku, Akpugo, Achi, Inyi, Nachi, Ukpabi-Nimbo, Ukpata, Akegbe-Ugwu, Ugwuoba, Eka Aku, Igbo-Etiti, Amagunze, Amaechi Idodo, Ugwu-Onyeama, Egede, Adada, Nkpologwu, Afa, Uvuru, Ugwu Aboh, Waziri Estate-Nsukka, Enugu-Ezike, Neke-Uno, Akpogasi, Ugwuogo, Ekpebe, Madonna University Layout, Ihuokpa-3-Corner, Akwuke, Industrial Layout-Emene, Unity Layout, Ibagwa-Nike City Layout-Amokwe, Heritage Layout-Oyoho-Nike, Odo Rice-Emene, New Zion State Layout-Ugwu Onyeama, Phase 11, Independence Layout, 4-Corner (Enugu), Redemption Layout (Enugu), Amokpo, Ugbaka-Nkanu, Aninri, Umuabi (near FRSC Regional Training Headquarters in Udi), Awgu, Nenwe (in Aninri LGA) and Amiri Village in Nkanu West LGA. Others are: Eziani (Nsukka LGA), Ugwuogo-Nike, Oyoho Village (Nike), Ngwo, Ibeagwa Community (Enugu East LGA), Amaoji (Enugu East LGA), Okutu (Enugu North) and Akwegbe-Agu (in Igbo-Etiti LGA); Imezi-Owa, Umuna-Ndiagu, Umuna-Ndiuno, Oha-Ndiagu, Okpogho-Mgbata, Amankwo-Ndiagu, Amansiodo-Ihuonyia and Owa Communities; all in Ezeagu Local Government Areas; and Adani, Igga, Urobo, Ugbene-Ajima, Nkpunator-Nkpologwu, Umulokpa, Adaba, Opanda, Ojor and Asaba in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Areas.
     
    Anambra: 70 Locations: Nteje, Ogbunka, Ndiukwuenu-Obaeze (location of Mamu River Forest), Amaetiti, Ufuma, Ezira, Umunze, Ozubulu, Oba, Umuchukwu, Akpu, Ndikeilionwu, Ogboji, Ndiowu, Mmiata-Anam, Achala, Ebenebe, Ogbunike, Ihitte (Orumba South), Umunnachi (hilltop), Okija, Ihiala, Dunukofia, Agulu, Neni, Ogbu, Awkuzu and 3-3 Area of Nsugbe. They have also violently settled in Atani, Akiri-Ogidi, Akiri-Ozizor, Aminyi, Mputu, Obeagwe, Ohita, Ogbakuba, Umuodu, Ossamala, Ogwu-Aniocha, Umunankwo, Umuzu and Ogwuikpere; all in Ogbaru LGA (using Odekpe/Atani/Oba/Ozubulu Forest Swamp as their main base).
    It is strongly suspected too that the Herdsmen have infiltrated and settled in Ukpo, Lilu, Akwa Ihedi and Unubi (in Nnewi South LGA); all owing to their difficult terrains or topographies. Other Anambra Communities involved are Amanuke, Ugbene, Ugbenu, Amansii, Urum, Ukwuru, Isu Aniocha and Mgbakwu, all in Awka North LGA; and Umuawuru, Awka, Isiagu, Ntoko, Ndikpa and Nibo in Awka South LGA. In Anambra East LGA, they have infiltrated and settled in Aguleri, Nando, Nsugbe and Igbariam and in Aghamelum (Ayamelum) LGA, they forcibly settle in the whole eight communities of Anaku, Omor, Umueje, Omasi, Igbakwu, Umumbo, Umuerum and Ifite-Ogwari.
     
    Imo: 61 Locations: Onuimo, Ehime and Isiala Mbano, Ndegwu and Orogwe in Owerri West, Ogbaku in Mbaitoli LGA, Amakaohia-Ubi and Obokofia (Owerri West LGA), Obudi-Agwa Community (Ohaji/Egbema LGA), Okohia Village of Umuduruodu-Okwelle (Onuimo LGA), Ejemekwuru, Eziorsu, Izombe and Agwa Communities (Oguta LGA), Nkwerre, Eziama, Obaire, Amaigbo and Umozu in Nkwerre and Nwangele Local Government Areas, Oru (Ahiazu Mbaise), Ikpa-Ocha (Arondizogu-Ideato South LGA) and Agbala Community (Owerri North LGA), Umuekune-Irete Community (Owerri West LGA), Umuchima, Ugwuaku-Ezinnachi and Umuowa-Ibu (Okigwe LGA), Umuoma (Ihitte Uboma LGA), Naze Cluster (Nekede) and Nekede Old Road Forest.
     
    They also include: Osina, Obinze (near Military Barracks); Umundugba, Nkume and Abba Communities in Orlu Local Government Areas; Mbieri and Ubomiri in Mbaitolu LGA; and Agbabo Village in Umulolo and Mechanic Village; all in Okigwe Local Government Area; Uratta (Owerri North), Emeabiam and Amakohia-Ubi in Owerri West,  Umuanyim Village (Onumiri) in Ngor-Okpala LGA, Achicha Community in Ngor-Okpala LGA, Olokwu na Umusu Village in Owerri West, Umunakara Village in Ngor-Okpala LGA and Ngwuru Village in Ngor-Okpala LGA.  
     
    Also out of the 24 Communities in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area, over half of them or at least fifteen are now occupied by Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen. They are Umuagwo, Oloshi, Umunkwaku, Umapu, Obile, Obitti, Opuoma, Mgbirichi/Abakuru, Assa, Awara, Ikwerede, Umuokanne, Obiakpu, Oroba, Obosima, Abackeke, Abaezi, Ekugba, Obeakpu, Obiakpu, Mgbara, Umuoji and Mmahu-Opuoma. The Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen violent settlement in the area follows high presence of military and police roadblocks mounted because of crude oil exploration; to the extent that from Obinze/Umuagwo to Elele in Rivers State, there are no fewer than 44 roadblocks including at least ten military (Army and Navy) roadblocks. The route to Port Harcourt is a journey of not more than one hour under normal circumstances.
     
    Abia: 43 Locations: Leeru, Ohambele-Ndoki (Ukwa East), Nkpa, Ohafia, Bende, Ubakala and Owerre-Nta, Obohia-Ndoki (Ukwa East LGA), Aru Umuonyeukwu in Aru-Ngwa (Osisoma LGA), Umuora/Umuchichi (Osisioma LGA), Owaza Village (Ukwa West LGA), Ebem/Okagwa Ohafia (Ohafia LGA), Ihechiowa (Arochukwu LGA), Ututu Village-Arochukwu (Arochukwu LGA), Lokpanta (Isuochi LGA), Eberi Omuma (Abia State), Umuenye Village (Isiala Ngwa LGA),  Ama Oji, Isiokporo (Isiala Ngwa LGA), Abiriba-Uzo (Ohafia LGA), Igbere (Bende LGA), Ugwueke (Bende LGA), Abam (Bende LGA), Alayi (Bende LGA), Item Village (Bende LGA), Omuma-Uzo (Ukwa West LGA), Umuorie (former site of old Imo Airport) Isiala Ngwa South LGA), Ozu Item and Ozu Abam (Bende LGA), Obeaku City (Ukwa West LGA), Amaeke-Abiriba (Ohafia LGA), Ndiebe Abam (Bende LGA), Mkpa Community (Bende LGA), Uzuakoli (leprosy center) Bende LGA, Alaojii Village (Obingwa LGA), Assenentu Village (Ugwunagbo LGA), Umuakpiti-Nkara (Isiala Ngwa LGA), Umuokpo Village (Obingwa LGA), Mkpuko Ohuhu-Ala (Isiala Ngwa LGA),  Umuako Nsirimo (Umuahia South LGA),  Umuakuma Umueze (Isiala Ngwa South LGA),  Umumba Nsirimo (Umuahia South LGA) and Umuerim Nsirimo (Umuahia South LGA).
     
    Ebonyi: 36 Locations: Emoha, Nkalagu, Afikpo, Izzi, Ezza, Ezzaegu, Ezamgbo, Ukpo, Ekeimoha, Akpoha, Abomege, Onicha, Ohaukwu, Umuogudu-Akpu, Ukwagba-Mgbo Community (Ohaukwu LGA), Uburu (Ohaozara LGA), Okposi (Ohaozara LGA), Aga Village (Ohaukwu LGA), Ama Nguzu in Nguzu Edda (Afikpo South LGA), Ama Oso Edda (Afikpo South LGA), Eziedda (Afikpo South LGA), Amangwu Edda (Afikpo South), Oso Edda (Afikpo South LGA), Owutu Edda (Afikpo South LGA), Agharosa Village (Izzi LGA), Ndiohia Iboko (Izzi LGA), Ezza Egu Ndebo (Izzi LGA), Ishiagu (Izzi LGA), Amuzu Igeagu (Izzi LGA), Nkaleke Igbeagu (Izzi LGA), Ndu Nwanphu Igbeagu (Izzi LGA) and Uzashi Igbeagu (Izzi LGA), Ndiakpurata Oguzereonwiya (Igbeagu) in Izzi LGA, Ndiegbe-Onuebonyi, Igbeagu (Izzi LGA) and Nwanwu-Igbeagu (Izzi LGA).
     
    Delta (Anioma Land): 21 Locations: Agbor, Olor, Ewulu, Okpanam, Iselleukwu, Oshimmili, Onicha-Ugbo, Ndokwa, Umunede, Ogwasiukwu, Ibusa (forest), Kwale, Obiaruku and Igbo-Akiri (boundary Igbo towns with Edo), Asaba (rural), Ella, Ubulu-Ukwu, Ubulu-Unor, Abor, Akwkwu-Igbo and Issele-Azagba. While they have infiltrated and lived in the named 21 communities, they violently operate in 20 Delta Igbo communities spread across Aniocha North, Aniocha South, Oshimiri North and Oshimiri South LGAs of the State.
     
    Rivers: 15 Locations: Onuimo, Ugurunta, Omoku, Ahuada, Omuha (Umoha), Emeoha, Okehi, Isiokpo, Oleh, Umuechem, Agbomchia Farm Road/Pipeline, Eleme, Emeagwa Int’l Airport area, Ubima/Nval War College (Isiokpo LGA) and Elele
     
    Signed:
    For: Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law
     
    Emeka Umeagbalasi
    Criminologist & Graduate of Security Studies
    Master of Science, Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution
    Board Chair
     
    Amaka Damaris Onuoha, Esq., LLB, BL
    Head of Campaign & Publicity
     
    Chinwe Umeche, Esq., LLB, BL
    Head, Democracy & Good Governance
     
    Ndidiamaka Bernard, Esq., LLB, BL, LLM (Cyber Law)
    Head, Int’l Justice & Human Rights
     
    Obianuju Joy Igboeli, Esq., LLB, BL
    Head, Civil Liberties & Rule of Law
     
    Comrade Samuel Kamanyaoku (HND)
    Head, Field Data Collection & Documentation
     
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  • In 2015 contestant Mohammed Buhari was erroneously tagged “Man of Integrity” by people of shallow memory mentality and become President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria thereby he was six months behind strategizing once and for all Fulanizing Nigeria of the executioners cabinet as Ministers.
    In 2019, the shallow mentality people failed to see the actions in its pursuits than concerted efforts to counter the confronting consequential actions but jeopardized supporting the opportunity for new brand and licked the propaganda sour ideology of inexperienced candidates as unfit in the annal of 59 years of Independence in total backwardness and still succumbed to the camouflaged “Man of Integrity” vigorously pursuing make or mar Nigeria Fulani Emirate subjecting to absolute elimination of the rightful Nigerian indigent owners of the land.
    Now, the question is are the indigenes awake in unison defending their “God blessed landmarks” from the intruders/invaders cum mercenaries influx?

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