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igbo Definitions

name

the language spoken by the igbo people and elsewhere in southern nigeria.

noun

a member of a people of southeast nigeria.

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  • in jan., 1966, igbo army officers staged a successful coup, which resulted in the deaths of federal prime minister balewa, northern prime minister ahmadu bello, and western prime minister s. i. akintola. maj. gen. johnson t. u. aguiyi-ironsi, an igbo, became head of a military government and suspended the national and regional constitutions; this met with a violent reaction in the north. in july, 1966, a coup led by hausa army officers ousted ironsi (who was killed) and placed lt. col. yakubu gowon at the head of a new military regime. in sept., 1966, many igbo living in the north were massacred. factmonster.com

  • in jan., 1966, igbo army officers staged a successful coup, which resulted in the deaths of federal prime minister balewa, northern prime minister ahmadu bello, and western prime minister s. i. akintola. maj. gen. johnson t. u. aguiyi-ironsi, an igbo, became head of a military government and suspended the national and regional constitutions; this met with a violent reaction in the north. in july, 1966, a coup led by hausa army officers ousted ironsi (who was killed) and placed lt. col. yakubu gowon at the head of a new military regime. in sept., 1966, many igbo living in the north were massacred. infoplease.com

  • that was in september 1968, in the middle of the biafran war, in which igbo rebels from the southern territory tried to secede from nigeria. after the war ended in omalu's early childhood, the igbos continued to be oppressed, leaving lasting impressions about persecution, feelings of inadequacy, and perseverance in the face of struggle. medpagetoday.com