The Zikists read the letter written to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo by those who had earlier called on the Igbos to quit Northern Nigeria, Zik’s birthplace, and we have the following observations to make:
1. Igbos have not prevented anyone from buying properties in Ala Igbo. Our political Leader Zik of Africa even made a Fulani Prince the Mayor of the Igbo political capital Enugu as early as 1952.
2. Igbo Land includes places like Port Harcourt (Igwe Ocha), and Opobo and Bonny (Igwe Nga). No one should think Igbod don’t know this.
3. The reason it looks as if the January 1966 coup was an Igbo coup was that at that time most of the officers in the Army were Igbos, so any coup done by the Army then could have easily been termed Igbo coup even when it’s not, since most of the participants would have been Igbo. Do we now term most of the coups done after 1966 Northern coups because most of the officers in the Army are now Northerners?
4. Some people talk as if the Igbo ethnic group gathered somewhere and said they would plot coup. Is that possible? Is this the anti-Igbo version of the discredited Protocol Of The Learned Elders of Zion?
We call for national reconciliation of all perceived or real injustices. We warn against any plan to wage genocide against Igbos, noting the unrelenting agitative nature of the Igbo when it comes to their human rights, their geographical spread not just all over Nigeria but also all over the World and last but not the least, the presence of an International Criminal Court that has shown that it can bite with devastating results for people who plan, perpetrate or partake in genocide. A word is enough for the wise. Nigeria belongs to all of us whether Arewa, Oodua or Biafran.