30th May Biafra Memorial: Timeline of genocide against Ndigbo/Biafrans in Nigeria

– Compiled by ‘Friends of Biafrans International’ –

The violence and massacre against Igbos by their northern compatriots dates back as far as 1945. It is a fact of history and I’m surprised that some people claim ignorance of this. It started when the civil servants most of whom were Igbos obeyed the call for strike by trade union who had the sympathy of NCNC. The British whom the action was targeted at instigated the northern populace to move against the striking workers which quickly became a subterfuge to commit genocide against Igbo Biafrans.

In the resulting riots, the imperial police stood by and watched as Igbos and Biafrans were killed in hundreds. Below is the timeline of the massacres:

1945 – Jos massacre

1953 – Kano massacre

1966 – Pogrom; 30, 000 killed (which they named Democracy Day)

1967 – 1970 (Genocide War; 2mil killed)

1980 – Kano Killings

1982 – Maiduguri Massacre

1984 – Yola Killing

1985 – Gombe Killing

1986 – Kaduna & Kafanchan Massacre

1987 – Zaria

1991 – Bauchi, Katsina & Kano Killings

1992 – Zango Kataf Killing

1993 – Funtua killing

1994 – Kano killings

1996 – Beheading of Gideon Akaluka in Kano

2000 – Damboa Massacre

2000 – Kaduna massacre

2001 – Maiduguri

2001 – Jos Riot

2002 – Kaduna

2005 – Abuja (APO Six) Killing

2010 – Jos bombing

2011 – On January 8, 2011, 400 Igbo Christian traders were massacred at Dilimi and Bauchi Road Markets in Jos.

2011 – Over 1000 people killed in the north by Boko Haram in 2011, where 510 out of the numbers killed were Igbos.

2011 – On 22nd day of December 2011, at least six people “Igbo Christians” were slaughtered in Damaturu, Yobe State, Northeast Nigeria.

2011 – On 25th day of December 2011, at least 35 parishioners including over 25 Igbo Christians were massacred by Boko Haram at St Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla in Suleja, Niger State, North-central Nigeria.

2012 – On Thursday, 5th day of January 2012, at least eight members of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Igbo Christians were shot dead by “Boko-Haram” during their church service in Gombe, Gombe State, Northeast Nigeria.

2012 – On Friday, 6th day of January 2012, at least 20 Igbo Christian traders were massacred by “Boko-Haram” in Mubi, Adamawa State, North-west Nigeria. Eighteen of the slain traders are from Adazi-nnukwu Community in Anaocha LGA, Anambra State, Southeast Nigeria. They had gathered in a meeting to plan for the funerals of their fellow Igbo Christian traders, who were killed by the violent Islamist Sect the previous day, when armed “Boko-Haram” elements emerged again at the scene of the meeting and opened fire killing fifteen of them.

2012 – June 3, 2012 – 15 church-goers were killed, 8 of them Igbos and several injured in a church bombing in Bauchi state. Boku Haram claimed responsibility through spokesperson Abu Qaqa.

2012 – June 17, 2012 – Suicide bombers struck three churches in Kaduna State. At least 50 people were killed and 31 of them were Igbos

2012 – October, 3 2012 – Around 46 people were massacred in the town of Mubi during a night-time raid and 26 were Igbos.

2012 – March 18, 2013 – Kano Bus bombing; At least 80 killed and 65 injured. 60% of the victims were Igbos.

2013 – July 6, 2013 – Yobe State school shooting: 42 people, mostly students, were killed in a school attack in northeast Nigeria; 24 were Igbos.

2013 – September 29, 2013 – College of Agriculture in Gujba: 40 students killed and 18 of them were Igbos.

2015 – Hundreds of Biafrans massacred by Fulani Muslim dominated Nigerian military at various places in Anambra, Delta and Abia States following protests against the persecution of Supreme Leader of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

2016 – Hundreds of Biafrans massacred at several places in Southeast Nigeria for daring to match in remembrance of the 1966/67 genocide against Biafrans by the Fulani Muslim dominated federal military government.

2017 – Hundreds of Biafrans massacred at mostly Igweocha and other places in former Eastern Nigeria by Fulani Muslim dominated Nigerian military just because they publicly demonstrated the inauguration of President Trump of America.

2017 – Hundreds of Biafrans massacred in Umuahia, Obigbo and other places in former Eastern Nigeria following declaration of Python Dance by Fulani President Buhari.

September 2017, the Biafran leader and Supreme Leader of IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu got missing following a murderous attack of his home on the direct orders Fulani President Buhari, as part his Python Dance in Southeast.

With these, one doesn’t need much convincing to agree that, the only way to combat the serial genocide against Christian Igbos by mostly northern Nigerian Muslims is the peaceful partition of Nigeria.