Ogbunigwe Ndigbo vows to retaliate killing of Igbo in North

*Gives Northern Muslims in South East 2-weeks to leave

Tony Edike

04 January 2012, Sweetcrude, ENUGU—A new Igbo revolutionary movement, Ogbunigwe Ndigbo, emerged yesterday with a declaration that it would take up arms in defense of Igbo people across the country just as it gave two weeks ultimatum to all northern Muslims residing in the South East states to leave the zone as their safety would not be guaranteed after the period.

In an electronic message entitled “Enough is enough” and signed by “General” Red Devil Nwokolo, who described himself as Commander of the Peoples Army, the group introduced itself as “a counter terrorist group sworn to the protection of Ndigbo and to avenge any drop of blood of our brothers shed any where in Nigeria.”

The Ogbunigwe Ndigbo noted that it has “watched with pains in our hearts the massacre of our people in the northern part of Nigeria and it is obvious that the federal government is not capable of protecting the lives and property of Ndigbo.”

According to the group, the recent Christmas bombings has strengthened its resolve “to raise arms and defend our people”, adding that they would use “extreme violence” to protect Ndigbo where necessary.

The statement said: “We have watched the killing of our people all over the North by Boko Haram terrorist group and we are declaring war on this group and any other group that sheds the blood of our people. We are not new in the act of defending our people, we have done it before and this time will not be an exception.

“We are going to target the sponsors of this inhumanity against our people; we will target their economic interest and their families. We will use every means possible to kill them and their corroborators even if those corroborators are our people. Ndigbo will not continue to be guinea pigs in a country where we have labored so much to build. Enough is enough. We have resolved to make this sacrifice even with our lives for the safety and freedom of our children unborn.”

The group further said that it has lined up a programme of action for 2012 to demonstrate its willingness and ability to protect and defend their people but would observe a full month of non-action in January.

It however announced its action plan for the month of February to include: “February 1: All Igbos nationwide will boycott the purchase and eating of beef until February 10. This is to demonstrate our economic importance to our oppressors.

“February 13. All Igbos all over the country will close shops and abstain from work to demonstrate our total disenchantment over the Christmas day bombing.

“February 14th. We will detonate a bomb in a safe place within the country. This is to avoid casualties and the killing of innocent people. Subsequently these bombs will be used to target the financial infrastructures of the sponsors of Boko Haram and their immediate families.

“With this notice, we are giving all northern moslems residing in the South East a two weeks ultimatum to leave the South East as we can no longer guarantee the safety of such tenants in the face of this senseless killing of our people. We want to remind the Boko Haram group that nobody has a monopoly of violence.”

Continuing, the Ogbunigwe Ndigbo said it would continue to operate underground and would “return fire for fire with any arm of the government that interferes with our program”, stressing that they had been patient for a long time watching the security operatives treat violent Boko Haram members with kid gloves and diplomatic negotiations while non violent groups in the East like MASSOB was being hounded into detention and killed daily.

“He who makes peaceful resolutions impossible makes violent resistance inevitable. We will stop at nothing to redeem the labors and the blood of our past heroes. Until the last man and the last pint of blood, No Retreat No Surrender,” it declared.

  • tochukwu

    pls igbos our brethren are dying in the north can we keep on folding our hands and be watching at them? igbos wake up. stop complaining like women.we need sponsors we want to revenge.ooo,this is igbos in the norths crying

  • Samuel davids

    Dear General red devil, if we want God to be with us igbos u have to change ur name from red devil to red lion, scorpion etc. Thanks

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003405726567 Toby

      My dear sir, are you part of a state or a region? this so cleald Northern Agenda and penchant for ruler-ship not leadership has failed. it did not succeed 100 years ago it will not succeed now.What is fiscal federalism? in simple words you pay for what you can afford, which is not what the north is doing, the north is like proverbial lazy relative who marries a wife has many children and is lazy and wont work,the only meal ticket he has is his adduced relationship to a rich cousin on whom he lay all his problems. With every new born he complains his cousin doesn’t treat him well. Yet he will not work a days labour or break a sweat.Kano State with all the onions and tomatoes she produces cannot boast of a single tomatopure9e producer!The north by that i mean the 9 sharia states have no claim to the coffers of Nigeria if they don’t contribute meaningfully to the Nations GDP. Already the burden of the almajiris on our nations economy can not quantified,The tourist and economic divestment caused by the norths power by all means in the form of Boko Haram is yet to be quantified, fully qualified in all its ramifications and thus remain known,Educational backwardness due to a deliberate program of exclusion by the so cleald northern elite will remain with north for decades regardless of whatever programs are put in place.In this vein the North could afford to attempt to wipe out a complete generation of hard trained and earned youth corpers plus innocent traders on the altar of Arewa Consultative Forum in the name buharism Who created the disparity you talking about, the north with its agenda for internal colonialism of non Islamic nations of the middle belt and any other part or individual in this nation who would not subject to her agenda, or the disparity in budgetary allocations.The North rather than concentrate on developing her own strengths wanted to always rule and empty the nations coffers on cronyism and wasteful favours of aggrandisementWhere was the norths sense of nationhood ,togetherness and accountability when she was busy with military conquest of her own people .Blanketing the rights of the minority independent tribes in the name of the arewa agenda of colonisation and domination via indirect rule and representation by military dictatorship.Suffice to say the bear is in the northern cage kill it or not you all will go hungry first and for ever.My dear sir open your eyes and see the only produce the north can boast is that of an importer and exporter of terror.This same Northern governors name millions as northerners, clamour for money on their behalf yet when the monies are allocated little or nothing trickles down to the massesMy dear sir, silence is not always golden it just may seething rage waiting for the right fora, I say this enough of the north and her constant distractions from nation building and general progress for the good of all, because the north is the narcistic last child who loves only herself and we all at 50 are old enough to see that.

  • http://www.vanguardngr.com faithful okon

    Ogbunigwe Ndigbo, d u know d only barrier u mite face in d struggle to tell Boko Haram dat enough is enough from ur Igbo people? ”Lack of cooperation & unity from all Igbo people.. Do u know why Boko Haram are succeeding in their operations? Hausa people all over d Nation are very united & have one mind.. Before BH gave Igbo people in d north a 3days ultamatum to leave d North, how many igbos or non hausas have they killed? After d ultimatum last week, dey still carried out series of killings directly on d igbos. I wonder the 2 weeks ultimatum given to northerners in d east for? If u’re serious why not send a signal to d northerners/BH by killing d hausas in ur locality/state wit more dan 500 & above casualties as a sign dat u’re ready for dem. Boko haram has taken over Nigeria without serious arrest by Fed Govt, State Govt, security agencies etc wit d fear of total war from d north, but if it were in d east even d governor or igbo security officers will be d 1st to arrest such persons.. I suggest there shud b state police where all police officers shud go back to their state of origin cos des hausa officers in d south & east are destroying us.. Cud u imagine almost all d Eastern States Governors boycott dis Nationwide strike on oil subsidy? While their northern counterparts participated actively & still participating till NLC calls it off.. Action shud speak louder dan voice from Ndigbo….

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003405744906 Muhammad

      anuI think Mr. Ebube is wrong on that score, if that land is cursed, what are the eserarnets doing over there. Nigerians should get their act together, the three major tribes are the problem of our collective existence as a Nation. To me, the country should be divided along regional lines, people should go their ways. The Ibos feel they are superior to other tribes in Nigeria, yet they cannot stay in their areas to do business. South east is not an eldorado, the first part that hits you is Anambra, and it is an eyesore, where people are killed and human parts are sold. Onitsha is a place that even kill its own kind, just for the love of money, so whoever dare to settle in that state does so at his or her own risk. So, don’t talk as if Nigerians don’t know what is happening in the south east, even eserarnets are afraid of the south east.anu or what ever u called ur self anyway anu means in igbo word animal thats why u talk like animal, tell me how ibadan look like ,dont tell me u dont know ibadan is centre of human parts or jankara market in lagos ewu like u,do u no know why other tribe find it dificult to compete with ibo both in the east and nigeria as a whole cus were jews of africa we can survive anywhere no jelousy,every tribe in nigeria have thier ups and down just like west is home of area boys north almajiris south south militant so do ibo ve thiers too,besides if nigeria is divided every body body will loose dont tell me or u think cocoa money will maintain lagos alone not to talk of all the west.2 million ekiti indignes re living in ivory coast ekiti state alone what will happen if ivory coast ask them to go back to naija ,every body will loose

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003406022825 Lison

        Our dear G.E.Jonathan my comments here are well thghout out and articulated,the Boko Haram sect is the northern response to the Niger Delta militants,the north may not have oil but believes western education being fostered on them is destroying the religious hegemony of the core north and their traditional birth right of controlling their environment where ever they are located.A Form of RESOURCE CONTROL ,hence the need to negotiate with them, identify their true needs which is to gather their children and send them for skill acquisition abroad,not education but skill acquisition to resemble what is been implemented for the Nigerdelta militants.Then it will be the turn of the yorubas i wonder what we shall call it may be our rights to resource control of all vat revenue and taxes generated from lagos state ,my president it is senseless but these are the levels of the mindset of Nigerians built over the years by corrupt politicians and maximum military rulers who failed to develop their people even when in power as president or governor.Sardauna wanted education,Buhari had education,IBB started normadic eduction,our educationn minister is from the north yet BH wants no education as long as its from the west,so please send them to the east for islamic education in all fields of human endeavour and they can also have sharia whereever it is acceptable in the NORTH ,my president go the OBJ way,ignore religion and indeed traditional rulers in state functions.the business of the state is beyond disractions from such ephemeral local idiosyncracies.Give or take ensure a constant delivery of hospital consumables and equipment straight from manufacurers as practiced in civil lands to remove the few fraudulent fingers and useless bureaucracies staunting our growth ,this is state business,develop standard road design from the presidency for nigerian roads with few MDG staff to monitor state projects when executed,make scape goats out of corrupt public and civil servants,NNPC,PHCN,NPA,CUSTOM etc. These are examples of state business may God help us.Amen

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003405754691 Hassan

      What difference will that make to the life of the Igbo prsoen? I really doubt if this will make any difference compared to what it has been in the present Nigeria. The clear reason for that is the recent mistreatment of Imo State indigines that worked in Abia State. As far as I am concerned, the unity of Nigeria as presently constituted should not be negotiable. However, the political power is too concentrated at the centre. The Federal government in Nigeria is too strong, this is why the Islamists believe that if they secure power at the federal level, they will have the right to impose that their religious crap on all Nigerians. As sickening as that sounds, the present security situation stems from the PDP-created rotational presidency protocol. That nonsensical arrangement is the cause of the political discontent that resulted in the present Boko Haram uprising. Unfortunately, the Islamic apologists find the Igbos who live in Northern Nigeria as easy targets to display their madness. The failure of the PDP in controlling its members who lose in elections is not helping the security situation too. The solution to the present security situation is decisive action by the Federal Government in dealing with their roots, sponsors and support structures. The Nigerian state security apparatus needs to do its job but not on the pages of newspapers. This requires covert preemptive actions. Systematic intelligence gathering is imperative. Eliminate their collaborators covertly. Ask the Mossad (the State Security Agency of Isreal for operational methods). Seal off all leaky northern borders, ban the sale of explosives of all kinds except under the supervision of the Nigerian Army. Make the federating states stronger politically, and show a bit more compassion to Nigerians by only implementing policies that enhance their quality of life. These will help, surely!

  • Jacinta

    pls my fellow igbos,, as usual let’s hold firm to our God, bcos is him & him alone wil protect us frm further killings,,, as 4 those in northern states,, i wonder wat u r stil doing ther,,,it jst fit d saying tht, ‘yams r kept wit goats,,, i beg u,, com bac pls. do u value ur businesses more than ur lives????

  • http://Www.igwebest.com Agu udo

    U re truly d red devil the crys ibos in d north has reach ur ear as it continue to wake me up 4rm sleep but 1 promis i promis to ndigbo is dat i,m ready to lay my life 4 dm enugh is a enugh let us screfice sum tin nd get sum tin i ve spoken pls i wnt red devil or any members of massob to contact me with ds number 08188467728 God bles u ndigbo we must be free by ur suport nd unity

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003406038176 Junior

      If memories of the last civil war is still fresh in our minds, we shuold be more careful with our war drums. Even aged Profs who were curled up in their cozy University housing buildings for lecturers during the time, are spoiling for war. This is all about politics, and if anybody thinks that running back to ones home, or unnecessary calls for war, will help matters, we are mistaken. The world has gone beyond sitting on the fence while areas of interests boil and burn. Where do we have a close knit group in Nigeria .is it in the East, is it in the west, or is it in the north? When the chips are down, you will realize that the previously labelled minorities are no more so-called, and now have voices of their own. For my brothers in Ibo land, Biafra was not just a South East thing. Even the Northerners know that the Hausas or Fulanis do not completely make up Arewa. The same with the mid west and west. Things have changed. Emphasis shuold not be on brute or crude force, and inciting vituperations, but on high level politics. It is the failure of this that has thrown up quasi regional groupings as the OPC, MASSOB , MENDS. MOSSOP etc headed by previously unknowns now seeking credibility. In asking any group of people to make a mass return, what have these groupings put in place to accommodate’ these swells in population. Managing people go beyond the muscles of guns. It requires a lot of knowhow. Anger is not a good recipe in times like these, or else a people press the self destruct button unknowingly.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003405725115 LEe

    I remember as an rdaergudnuate in one of the state universities in the North that there was this noticeable difference among the peoples of Nigeria. While my course mates of Northern extraction were maintaining government accounts through which certain amount of oil monies were paid to them as monthly allowee(I can’t remember the name for the financial programme right now); while the Southern students at the same era were paid no kobo. Some of us, I am sure are on the blog and if, could testify..Quickly and to clear your doubt, I am a Southerner, from Ikare to be precise.It did not end there. Scholarships were being awarded left and right to our course mates to undertake some form of training in the West, expecting same to return back to the country to fill up vacancies in top government offices, oil companies, buro de change, etc, and still, my peers from the South were not captured in this laudable national project(as proud Nigerians, smile!). Despite hustling our ways through all means to arrive white man’s land(WEST), the best of us is a drug pusher, 419ner, credit card racketeer, and the lowly dishwasher(we must say the truth), packers in beer industries, cleaners(early risers,they must always comment! }}}, waiter/waitress, agbepos in club houses(those ones clean faeces of oyinbo), bodyguards(advance slaves) and many other jobs reserved for slaves(yes, you hardly see any whitie doing such jobs). Even our wives sleeping outside wedlock. We too have attended foreign schools though without scholarship and could see farther than before.The North has no morality to demand anything from the government if that thing is not about addressing the insecurity in the North. The North is the problem of this country and that is why so many innocent people are being sacrificed. We must look at the bigger picture and face our problems squarely otherwise none, I repeat none is safe. If I survive, does my friend?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003405770316 Ana

    What difference will that make to the life of the Igbo ospern? I really doubt if this will make any difference compared to what it has been in the present Nigeria. The clear reason for that is the recent mistreatment of Imo State indigines that worked in Abia State. As far as I am concerned, the unity of Nigeria as presently constituted should not be negotiable. However, the political power is too concentrated at the centre. The Federal government in Nigeria is too strong, this is why the Islamists believe that if they secure power at the federal level, they will have the right to impose that their religious crap on all Nigerians. As sickening as that sounds, the present security situation stems from the PDP-created rotational presidency protocol. That nonsensical arrangement is the cause of the political discontent that resulted in the present Boko Haram uprising. Unfortunately, the Islamic apologists find the Igbos who live in Northern Nigeria as easy targets to display their madness. The failure of the PDP in controlling its members who lose in elections is not helping the security situation too. The solution to the present security situation is decisive action by the Federal Government in dealing with their roots, sponsors and support structures. The Nigerian state security apparatus needs to do its job – but not on the pages of newspapers. This requires covert preemptive actions. Systematic intelligence gathering is imperative. Eliminate their collaborators covertly. Ask the Mossad (the State Security Agency of Isreal for operational methods). Seal off all leaky northern borders, ban the sale of explosives of all kinds – except under the supervision of the Nigerian Army. Make the federating states stronger politically, and show a bit more compassion to Nigerians by only implementing policies that enhance their quality of life. These will help, surely!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003406023278 Alison

      Our FG want invtreoss to come into Nigeria. No real invtreoss will invest like our Govt officials did abroad ( not everybody dey embezzle money / steal money). If a Nigerian who had invested for over twenty years would have to relocate according to this story from North to East based on security issue then Nigeria is heading somewhere. All the Northern Emirs, ex-head of state, knew what the outcome of all insanity will result.Let us look at it another way: Suppose this Boko Haram issue is happening across all regions at the same time, what will that translate into. Please all commentators let us see this issue beyond what is happening now. In Jos alone over 3,000 people died in the last four years, Kano alone only God knows the number. Tell me how many people will die before we can say there is war in the country. Today US has denounce that Nigeria will break in 2015. With what is happening do we need a sooth Sayer to tell us the real story. Lives have been destroyed, love ones, bread winners are gone etc. Whose turn is it tomorrow.Some of our so call leaders are dual citizen of another country. Nigerian politician who has sacrifice his/her family for political appointment has his/her heart deaden, so people dieing everyday will mean nothing to him/her.