Saturday, 29 November 2014

108th birthday of Akanu Ibiam

(Born 29 November 1906, Unwana, Igboland)
Affable physician, erudite theologian, principled statesperson, works for 30 years in the Church of Scotland/Presbyterian Church rural medical programme in central Igboland and west of the Ibibio country and who, in 1967, returns to Queen Elizabeth II of England the three insignias of knighthood (OBE, KBE, KCMG) conferred on him by both her and her father (King George VI) in protest against the central role being played by Britain in the perpetration of the Igbo genocide, the foundational genocide of post-(European)conquest Africa, when Nigeria murders 3.1 million Igbo people, one-quarter of this nation’s population, between 29 May 1966 and 12 January 1970

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1 comment:

  1. There are gaps in Akanu Ibiam's history that we needed to understand, some it not exactly interesting, especially his role in ending the Civil War