Nigeria: 1000 Igbos Displaced By Boko Haram Move To Calabar

At least 1,000 Ndigbo who fled the troubled northern Nigeria as a result of terrorist attacks by the Islamic sect, Boko Haram have now settled in Calabar, Cross River State capital.

The recent mass exodus of the Igbo from the North following the killings and bombings in the region by the violent Islamic sect has yielded more earnings for transporters in the country.

It was gathered on Thursday that at least 100 people from the South-East get into Calabar every week from either Northern Nigeria or from other troubled regions in the world such as Libya, Malawi and some other African countries presently experiencing the hit of crisis.

Mr. Okey Maduekwe, the leader of Igboezuo Youth Assembly and the association’s secretary, Mr. Onyema Udohirinwa, thanked the government of Cross River for providing assistance to the displaced people who have now found solace in the peace that reigns in Calabar.

The group stated that because of the peaceful nature of the state, non Calabars have decided to take refuge in the state pending when peace will return to wherever they had lived before.

It said, “We thank God for Senator Liyel Imoke. He has proved himself a nationalist and manager of resources even with the meagre resources available to the state; he has been able to make a remarkable impact.”

The group had equally appealed to the state government to provide necessary support that will aid self reliance among the displaced person.

  1. Marymoore Reply

    It quite pathetic dat our so called igbo governors,cld do nothing 4 their own had to be d governor of cross river dat came 2 their recuse what ashame 2 our 5 eastern state govs.what a BIg SHAME.

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