Evil: As Six Igbo Synagogues Razed By Soldiers In Nigeria’s Biafra Region.

Evil: As Six Igbo Synagogues Razed By Soldiers In Nigeria’s Biafra Region.

By Rowlandgate.

Igbo Synagogues were razed by soldiers last week in Nigeria’s River State, located in the country’s Biafra region, reported.The incident took place as soldiers besieged Oyigbo, Etche, Iriebe and Eleme after violence broke out as a result of a youth protest demanding an end to police brutality in the country, odogwu media reported, citing Igbo Jewish adherents who escaped the attack.

Traditional ruler Prince Ozo Onna joins supporters of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu in a rally, as he is expected to appear at a magistrate court in Abuja, Nigeria December 1, 2015. Kanu – an activist who divides his time between the UK and Nigeria, spreading his ethos

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During the siege, at least 50 people were killed and an eyewitness said two people were arrested at a Igbo Synagogues in Iriebe Okpulor for “wearing Kippah & Magen”.The Biafra region is mostly populated with the Igbo ethnic group, the majority of which are Christians, according to the forward.

Many Igbo believe that they are descended from a lost tribe of Israel, and include Jewish practices amid those of their own religion. However, some smaller groups identify as Jews themselves.

The secession of the former Easter region of Nigeria is a group called the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which is led by an exiled activist named Nnamdi Kanu, who identifies as Jewish.The group has been outlawed.Kanu called for the release of the two who were arrested, and condemned the attack on the Jewish adherents.

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He additionally tweeted last Wednesday about the destruction of the synagogues.He wrote: “Our Synagogue, ‘Beth Knesset Amud ha’Emet’ (Pillar of Truth Synagogue) in Obigbo has been brought down with bulldozer. The very biggest synagogue in Biafra. Very sad indeed”-EmekaThe consequences for persecution of Biafran Jews will be dire & swift Enough said!”

Our Synagogue, ‘Beth Knesset Amud ha’Emet’ (Pillar of Truth Synagogue) in Obigbo has been brought down with bulldozer. The very biggest synagogue in Biafra. Very sad indeed”-EmekaThe consequences for persecution of Biafran #Jews will be dire & swift Enough said!

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (November 12, 2020)
In the eyes of Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, the IPOB are terrorists, and last week he called for a crackdown on members of the separatist group, Odogwublog.com reported.The Biafra region has a  volatile region since Nigeria claimed independence from Britain in the 1960s, the result of which caused the Nigerian Civil War.

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