Nigerian military spokesman, Sani Usman praises Igbos

The [Igbos] are enterprising and industrious people.

The quote above was part of what the Director of Public Relations, Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Sani Usman said when justifying the ongoing military excercise in the South East axis of Igbo Land called Operation Python Dance.

Brigadier General Sani, a Northern Nigerian, has said that operation Python Dance is aimed at reducing crime in the South East.

But some believe it is really targeted against IPOB, the pro Biafran independence group led by Nnamdi Kanu who recently formed an organization he called the Biafran Secret Service.

Southern Unity: Yoruba King Ooni Of Ife Initiates Connection With Igbos Outside Ife

The Ooni of Ife,Oba Enitan Ogunwusi recently attended a New Yam Festival in Imo State, Igbo Land, Nigeria. The Ooni is one of the 2 highest traditional rulers of the Yoruba ethnic group, which like the Igbos is based mostly in Southern Nigeria. 

What is more, Igbos are the aborigines of Ile Ife. They were displaced from Ife after the Yoruba leader Oduduwa fought with them in the 10th century AD. 

But since then, the Oonis have treated the remaining Igbo indigenes in Ife called the Oluyare with respect. The Oonis have been fathers of all and have successfulyassimilted these Oluyare Igbos into the Yoruba ethnic group, giving them a sense of belonging and community.

See majestic photos of the Ooni’s visit in the link below:

Ooni Of Ife Attends Imo Yam Festival