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I would not have bothered to dignify you with a reply , but for your further concoctions, twisting of facts, insulting Great Benin and deodorizing your Igbo putrid past, it is necessary to get better known, unbiased and knowledgeable Igbos to open their can of worms .
Yes Oluada Equaino rightly identified himself as Eboe ( IGBO ) , but also rightly acknowledged too “OUR SUBJECTION TO THE KING OF BENIN" ( Equaino , The Interesting Narrative ) . Where were the Eze Nri and Eze ARO ( whose subjects kidnapped and traded him ) whom you falsely project as the masters of the universe that the ancient Egyptians and Greeks consulted on democracy? Onyeoshi democracy that disenfranchised millions as OSU ( a.k.a . monk) outcast / untouchables ( what a democracy?) . If there was a national Igbo identity and Benin was a clan of the Igbo why did Equaino write that:
THAT PART OF AFRICA ....OF THE MOST CONSIDERABLE IS THE KINGDOM
OF BENIN BOTH AS TO EXTENT AND WEALTH , THE RICHNESS AND
CULTIVATION OF THE SOIL, THE POWER OF ITS KING , AND THE NUMBER
AND WARLIKE DISPOSITION OF ITS INHABITANTS ...THIS KINGDOM IS DIVIDED
INTO MANY PROVINCES OR DISTRICTS : IN ONE OF THE MOST REMOTE AND
FERTILE OF WHICH I WAS BORN , IN THE YEAR 1745 , SITUATED IN A
CHARMING FRUITFUL VALE, NAMED ESSAKA." ( My emphasis )
Dr Catharine Acholonu has since identified Essaka as a town somewhere in Imo or Abia State . If a town in Imo or Abia state was a tributary of Benin , who then is a Clan of whom ? Concoct another lie rogue scholar.
Since according to the Benin ' s that rogues are never ashamed as their relations , you shamelessly cast aspersion at Benin as Barbarians engaging in human sacrifice, a theme of British imperialist propaganda which has since been found to be a form of capital punishment that even the British practiced. If any one is a barbarian let us hear from a better informed Igbo who was closer to the past than us.
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