This was a reaction to Adeyinka Grandson’s video about the Igbo. I am sure he learned something.
“Is this the so-called Adeyinka? The guy is dull. Did he say Igbo do not have shoreline? What does Igbo mean to this fool? I want him to read this piece from me. He has to read it slowly and attentively.
“The Igbo ethnic group comprises Ala-Igbo ( Anambra, Imo, Abia, Enugu, and Ebonyi), Ijaw, Ibibio, Efik, Annang, Itsekiri, Urhobo, Anioma, Idoma, Igede etc. All these are tribes found under the ethnic group called Igbo. Anyone who doubts this is free to consult great books on the history of tribes. I am sure Google has a lot of it for the cynics amongst us.
“The language all the tribes that make up Igbo speak is called IGBO. However, you find dialects and sub-dialects among the various tribes. The word, “Igbo” refers to an ancient people that lived together in the same territory called EASTERN REGION. They all share similar culture, religion, territory, history/ ancestor, and language.
“Adeyinka should note that the Igbo people were broken up first into the Eastern Region and the Mid-West and later into South-East and South-South. I am sure that he knows that the Igbo people will never be without shores. Assuming his misapprehension of the Igbo were correct, he would still be wrong about the landlock issue. For instance, you will find the Oguta Lake, River Niger, Azumini River, and Imo River all of which can be linked to the Atlantic when the right thing is done. Adeyinka should read up my piece on the Landlock Concern of a Homogeneous Igbo.
“I challenge Adeyinka and his misguided lot to read wide before making comments like this. The real Igbo people can boast of more than 12 seaports that are of international standard when they are set free from this jungle called Nigeria. I advise Adeyinka to go to my wall on facebook and read up some of these. He truly lacks ideas in matters of this kind. The Igbo people have always been heterogeneous. Assuming the Ala-Igbo people were to go on their own, they would not be landlocked. I have pointed out some great water bodies found in Ala-Igbo all of which can be connected to the international sea route.
“But the real Igbo people are occupants of Rivers State, Bayelsa State, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Enugu, Abia, Ebonyi, Anambra, Imo, and parts of others states. Adeyinka and his fellow dummies cannot split us anymore. We are coming back together. He clearly does not know what Igbo means. I speak as an Ijaw man whose tribe is Ijaw, but whose nationality is Biafra. We are all Igbo. The man from Enugu is not more Igbo than the Ijaw man. Tribal difference does not mean we are different. You find tribal difference all over the world. It does not make the people different. Adeyinka can consult me for more lectures.”
Russell Idatoru Sunju Bluejack