Arewa Quit Notice

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Arewa Quit Notice

Category:Igbo and the rest of Nigeria

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.

Diary of Igbo Hatred and Pogrom in Nigeria – Elombah


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Our Commitment to WIC Going Forward

Purpose of this thrust

To lay out strategies by the new administration, with the participation of all Diaspora Igbo, to revamp World Igbo Congress in order to enhance the robustness intended ab initio to reposition it for the onerous task ahead for the Igbo Nation.

Our Goals

  1. To reinstate the operational model of faithful adherence to the rules laid down at inception in order to restore the discipline needed for a viable and stronger WIC that will stand the test of time in this troubled era of the Igbo
  2. To establish an interfacing platform for all Diaspora Igbo Organizations to engender oneness of purpose, trust and unified response to emergencies
  3. To ensure that Diaspora Igbo under the aegis of World Igbo Congress is equipped psychologically and materially to undertake responsibilities that will ensure stability for the Igbo nation of the
  4. To have a robust World Igbo Congress that will respond energetically, rapidly, internationally and unapologetically to the needs of the Igbo as a

The Ikemba Strategic Committee

(The arrowhead of WIC’s renewed initiative)

GOAL: To prepare the WIC, the Igbo and Igbo land for today’s emergencies and for the future
  1. Immediately pursue a sustained global fundraising machinery for Diaspora Igbo
  2. Identify actionable litigation against all oppressors of the Igbo by way of Igbo Legal Defense
  3. Setup public relations and lobbying machinery so as to become proactive in Igbo affairs internationally and enlist the support of people or groups that will fight for us where it matters most
  4. Arrange presentations at World Centers including the United Nations, the governments of the US, The International Court of Justice at The Hague and Europe and African
  5. Stimulate our people to get politically involved locally so that, by default the Igbo becomes constituents of the political class in the US and elsewhere making it easy to mobilize this for our
  6. Rapidly articulate WIC response to any future
  7. Liaise with and report to the board for approval of decisions

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