Igbos close shops in Borno

Date: 25-01-2011 12:20 am (13 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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- at 25-01-2011 12:20 AM (13 years ago)
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The Igbos in Borno State have shut down their businesses over what they call selective killings and robbing of their members in the state. They maintained that all shops, businesses and other economic sectors operated by their members would remain shut until government addressed the lingering killings in the state.


Addressing journalists yesterday in Maiduguri, President General of the Igbo Welfare Association (IWA), Chief Nnaka Okereke said the security situation in Borno was worrisome, adding that it had defied all efforts of security agencies.
“In recent weeks, it has taken a frightening dimension in that armed gangs are selectively robbing and killing Igbos.

Armed robberies and killings in the past three weeks have been selectively directed at Igbos and Igbo businesses,” he declared, noting that no fewer than five persons from the south-eastern part of the country had been murdered in cold blood.
Okereke alleged that the last killing of Obinna, 29 and his 16-year-old brother at Dala Alanderi was carried out after separating the target from “others favoured by religion and tribe of the attackers.” He said no fewer than 12 business premises belonging to Igbos had been attacked and robbed at gunpoint within the same period.

He hinted that the leadership of the Igbos had been managing the situation but felt it was time to let the public know the situation in Borno, adding that they feared the security situation in the state could degenerate to the February 18, 2006 crisis, which, he said, the Igbos were yet to receive assistance or compensation from the government.

He said the corpses of the victims of the last week killings were still left in the morgue at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) because the leadership of the Igbos were scared of possible reprisal attacks by the families of the deceased in their states whenever their corpses were conveyed home, urging the Borno State government to contact the governments of the deceased home states to make adequate arrangement to forestall break down of law and order.           
“We are appealing to the government of Borno State to liaise with the state governments of those affected persons to avert a national crisis as a result of these unprovoked killings of innocent and helpless citizens going about their legitimate businesses in their fatherland,” he appealed.
The president-general said the Igbos in Borno would need assurances from the state government and the people of Borno to know if they could continue to live, hence, they were prepared to move out of the state soon. All shops, business outfits as well as commercial vehicles in the state did not open. Equally, operators of luxury buses had also downed tools indefinitely in support of the course.


Posted: at 25-01-2011 12:20 AM (13 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- colenzo at 25-01-2011 12:59 AM (13 years ago)
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we are always the victim WHY?TOMORROW ONE IDIOT WILL COME TO SAY ONE NIGERIA MY FOOT

Posted: at 25-01-2011 12:59 AM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- absoul at 25-01-2011 03:45 AM (13 years ago)
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MEN,THIS THING IS GETTING WORST EVERYDAY,WHAT IS REALLY TRYING TO HAPPEN IN NIGERIA? ABEEG MAKE GOVERNMENT INTERFERE FAST BEFORE WE TAKE THE LAWS INTO OUR HANDS, I DEY VEXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Posted: at 25-01-2011 03:45 AM (13 years ago) | Newbie
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- worldlife at 25-01-2011 04:22 AM (13 years ago)
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MEN,THIS THING IS GETTING WORST EVERYDAY,WHAT IS REALLY TRYING TO HAPPEN IN NIGERIA? ABEEG MAKE GOVERNMENT INTERFERE FAST BEFORE WE TAKE THE LAWS INTO OUR HANDS, I DEY VEXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX .yes u right,well said
Posted: at 25-01-2011 04:22 AM (13 years ago) | Newbie
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- TheNinobrwn at 25-01-2011 04:25 AM (13 years ago)
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@ colenzo; We are always the victim WHY? TOMORROW ONE IDIOT WILL COME TO SAY ONE NIGERIA MY FOOT?[/b][/b][/color]

That is because we are the best! Let me remain them that they can't stop us from moving forward. Hiss!
Posted: at 25-01-2011 04:25 AM (13 years ago) | Newbie
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- askfrankman at 25-01-2011 04:58 AM (13 years ago)
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ME TOO I DON DE VEXXXXXXXXXXX OOH THIS ABOKI PEOPLE WHAT IS WRONG WITH THEM, GOD CANNOT ALLOW YOU PEOPLE TO GO UNPUNISH, USELESS ABOKI<MALLAMS AND SO CALLED ALHJI MAKE UNA JUST WAIT WE ARE COMING SOON FOR YOU PEOPLE IF OUR GOVERNMENT DONT WANT TO TAKE ANY ACTION,THEN ACTION MUST TAKE ITSELF BY FIRE BY FORCE
Posted: at 25-01-2011 04:58 AM (13 years ago) | Newbie
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- klinss55 at 25-01-2011 05:17 AM (13 years ago)
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GOD SHOW MERCY TO IGBOS BOTH HOME AND ABROAD
Posted: at 25-01-2011 05:17 AM (13 years ago) | Newbie
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- dogodajiabuja at 25-01-2011 05:33 AM (13 years ago)
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and them go de talk say na yoruba and ibo be armed robbers.
i don deh talk am since
make them try kill one of my people,
make we know who craze pass.[/color]
Posted: at 25-01-2011 05:33 AM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
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- obina123456 at 25-01-2011 05:37 AM (13 years ago)
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goverment should due sometin as fast as posible why ar de killin our people for notin phyuk the goverment
Posted: at 25-01-2011 05:37 AM (13 years ago) | Newbie
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- truthisbitter at 25-01-2011 06:19 AM (13 years ago)
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THESE ARE POLITICALLY MOTIVATED KILLINGS........TO CAUSE DISTRACTION..............BESIDES THE GROWTH OF THE IGBO`S ,THEIR BUSINESSES AND REPUTATION IS MAKING THE ORDINARY BORNO AND JOS MEN AND HIERARCHY FEEL VERY UN-COMFORTABLE,ALL THIS IS TO CAUSE CONFUSION IN THE FORTH COMING ELECTIONS..........................THE SECURITY AGENCIES ARE HELPLESS HERE BECAUSE THEY KNOW THESE ACTS AND KILLINGS ARE FROM PEOPLE AT THE TOP.........................HISS............HOWEVER.......WE.........DEY VEXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX............OOOOOOOOOOO.
Posted: at 25-01-2011 06:19 AM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
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- barry_j at 25-01-2011 07:27 AM (13 years ago)
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i see no reason the igbos should be scared of this abokis to strike back cos they will fight this war alone this time no other tribe is ready to come to their aid this time around,what are they still waiting for the failed givernment to do ?while the abokis are in okigwe  are some other part of the east walking freely,its time to strike back enough of all this if  not they will keep on killing the igbos,fighting is not good but not when pushed to the walls Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Angry Angry Angry :'( :'( :'(
Posted: at 25-01-2011 07:27 AM (13 years ago) | Newbie
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- moralemike07 at 25-01-2011 07:32 AM (13 years ago)
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what ta hell?
Posted: at 25-01-2011 07:32 AM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ascondy at 25-01-2011 08:20 AM (13 years ago)
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See oooh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i no b Igbo man but i d vexxxxxxxxxxxx pass igbo man 4 d sake of my country naija.
 
Posted: at 25-01-2011 08:20 AM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Earnesto at 25-01-2011 08:31 AM (13 years ago)
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one Nigeria is only on paper, rubbish.....................
Posted: at 25-01-2011 08:31 AM (13 years ago) | Newbie
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- SNYPER at 25-01-2011 08:39 AM (13 years ago)
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d funny tin abt our (rulers not leaders) is dat dey seek solution only wen tins got worst. dey seems not 2 undstnd wats going on now Huh?
Posted: at 25-01-2011 08:39 AM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- lanudja at 25-01-2011 09:01 AM (13 years ago)
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Na waoooo. May God save Nigeria.
Posted: at 25-01-2011 09:01 AM (13 years ago) | Hero
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- ajanni at 25-01-2011 09:21 AM (13 years ago)
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problems every where , GOD please intervein and saves the inocent peoples life and properties , re-dricts who ever in control of the situation to the right path now and not later , let peace and unity love of one another reign within us , bounds us together in freedom , peace and unity
Posted: at 25-01-2011 09:21 AM (13 years ago) | Grande Master
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- ajanni at 25-01-2011 09:22 AM (13 years ago)
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Quote from: lanudja on 25-01-2011 09:01 AM
Na waoooo. May God save Nigeria.
i says amen ooo, AMIN
Posted: at 25-01-2011 09:22 AM (13 years ago) | Grande Master
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- barry_j at 25-01-2011 09:31 AM (13 years ago)
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they government are busy planing how to withheld power without caring about the war in jos,how can we have a free and fair election while the masses are killing each other,presido u should wakeup from ur sleep and find solution to this if ur sure of changing 9ja cos am too sure u can do it Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Sad Sad Sad Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked :'( :'( :'(
Posted: at 25-01-2011 09:31 AM (13 years ago) | Newbie
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- judichi at 25-01-2011 09:37 AM (13 years ago)
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YES!!! Let them close,Igbos shld leave their states for them to destroy with their own hands.
Posted: at 25-01-2011 09:37 AM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
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