THE INDIGENOUS ALIENS: THE CASE OF THE IGBO IN NIGERIA, 1953 – 2013
There exist copious studies on the Igbo especially since the end of the Nigeria-Biafra War in 1970. Since the end of the war, Ndigbo (Igbo people) have continued to be seen and treated as indigenous-foreigners in various parts of the Northern Nigeria. They used ethno-religious crises to dispossess the Igbo of their property and investments because they are ‘citizens’ without right to justice. The paper submits that it is all about elite construct to divert attention away from their ineptitude and self-centeredness. It also affirms that the Igbo are soft targets of vicious attacks because they are not protected by the law.