The Thread: This is why Igbos call themselves Jews

Ever wondered why one of the attributes Igbos reel out proudly while discussing their heritage is “we are descended from Jews”?

Well, for one Jews are economic giants, not just in their country but around the world.  Over here, Igbos are known for their trading brilliance. Balogun market at Christmas is testament to how much of a stronghold Igbos are, entrepreneurially. You might call it famzing, but well…

Also, the Jews have a long and tortured history. The Holocaust still lives in the consciousness of survivors. And hello, Biafra. Just like the Jews, Igbos went through the pogrom at the hands of the Federal Government – because “One Nigeria”

However, there’s more to the story as Amara Nwankpa reveals below:


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