I refer to the Achebe's notion that the Ndigbo are
the oldest people that have lived in the entity called Nigeria and can
never be seen as settlers on Daily Champion of 23rd Jan. 2009 as
featured by EMMA OGU, Owerri.
We respect Achebe as elderly story teller of Nigeria. But to put such
claimes about the Ibos to the Nigeria audience may give us the
impression that he is perharps too old at this time for his story to be
Let him also know that some master historians are still very much
around. Where was the so called Indigbo when the entity called Nigeria
today has not assumed that status? Where was the Igbo nation during the
era of Kanem Bornu, the Entire Yoruba Kingdom in their various
divisions, the Bini Kingdom, the Kingdom of Kaniaga Ashanti Empire and
We have not forgotten that the Igbos marched in through the North
Eastern Africa area of Somalia and Ehiopia and settled eastward of the
land of Igodomigodo.