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history of the Igbo people starts from the migrations that have brought the Igbo to their present homeland.
30th century BC [ edit ]
9th century [ edit ]
Bronzes found at the town of Igbo-Ukwu are created, among them iron swords, bronze and copper vases and ornaments and terracotta sculptures are made. 
11th century [ edit ]
15th century [ edit ]
Portuguese explorers make contact with the Igbo.
17th century [ edit ]
18th century [ edit ]
Olaudah Equiano is born in Essaka, but later kidnapped and shipped to Barbados and sold as a slave in 1765.
Olaudah Equiano dies in England a freed slave.
19th century [ edit ]
20th century [ edit ]
Aro Confederacy declines after the Anglo-Aro war.
Aro-Ibibio Wars end.
Igboland becomes part of Southern Nigeria
Northern Nigeria and Southern Nigeria are amalgamated to form Nigeria.
Igbo Women's War (first Nigerian feminist movement) of 1929 in Aba.
Anti Igbo riots (killing over 50 Igbos in Kano) of 1953 in Kano
Nigeria gains independence from Britain;
Tafawa Balewa becomes Prime Minister, and Nnamdi Azikiwe becomes President.
A coup by Igbo military officers takes over government and assassinate the Northern leaders. The Federal Military Government is formed, with
General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi as the Head of State and Supreme Commander of the Federal Republic.
A counter-coup by military officers of
northern extraction, deposes the Federal Military Government; General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi is assassinated along with Adekunle Fajuyi, Military Governor of Western Region. General Yakubu Gowon becomes Head of State.
Ethnoreligious violence between Igbo Christians, and
Hausa/ Fulani Muslims in Eastern and Northern Nigeria, triggers a migration of the Igbo back to the East.
General Emeka Ojukwu, Military Governor of Eastern Nigeria, declares his province an independent republic called Biafra, and the Nigerian Civil War or Nigerian-Biafran War ensues.
General Emeka Ojukwu flees into exile; His deputy
Philip Effiong becomes acting President of Biafra.
Acting President of Biafra Philip Effiong surrenders to Nigerian forces through future
President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, and Biafra is reintegrated into Nigeria.
References [ edit ]
^ a b c Understanding 'Things Fall Apart' by Kalu Ogbaa
Further reading [ edit ]