The 1966 anti-Igbo pogrom was a series of massacres committed essentially against Igbo living in northern Nigeria starting in May 1966 and reaching a peak after 29 September 1966. These events led to the secession of the eastern Nigerian region and the declaration of the Republic of Biafra, which ultimately led to the Nigeria-Biafra war. The 1966 massacres of southern Nigerians have been described as a holocaust by some authors and have variously been described as pogroms or genocide. It is in light of this that the recent “Quit Notice” by Arewa Youths brings with it a chilling reminder that the Igbo is endangered in Nigeria. World Igbo Congress has reached out to Igbo leaders to ensure that we are prepared to avert another calamity in 51 years. World Igbo Congress has also worked with other umbrella Diaspora ethnic organizations, Egbe Omo Yoruba and Zumunta (The Northern Organization) to present a united front to ensure that the Federal executive, legislature, law enforcement agencies, the Northern Governors and all those saddled with the security of the people of Nigeria are alive to their responsibilities in protecting Igbo lives and property in Northern Nigeria and elsewhere. Below is the communique from that effort. It has been widely distributed as appropriate across Nigeria. After the communique, please go ahead and read the attached diary of pogrom against the Igbo in Nigeria.