“Igbos Are Like Beetles, Nobody Can Crush Them” – Ex Minister, Amaechi


Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, elder statesman and First Republic Minister at the weekend said the marginalisation of the Igbo is real and they are marked out for elimination by the present administration.

He however expressed optimism that the Igbos are like beetles that cannot be crushed. According to him, if the Igbos can survive the Biafra war, then they can survive anything.

“The Igbo are marked out for elimination in this country particularly by the present administration of the North. But the Igbo are like the beetle, they cannot be crushed”.

You march on the beetle and when you remove your heavy boot, the beetle keeps going. The Igbo will keep going, we fought 33 months civil war without anything against the whole world and survived, and we fought the whole Arab world for 33 months and survived, so the Igbo will survive again”.

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