About Us


IgboZaraIgbo is a U.S. nonprofit, based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to the pursuit of Igbo welfare in Igboland, geographically located in the eastern portions of present-day Nigeria, as well as in the Igbo Diaspora in the US and across the world. This mission begins with the promotion of Igbo values in all their ramifications, including the reestablishment of an independent Igbo state to ground those values. The roots of the organization date back to 1996 before the latest campaign for Igbo self-determination that coincides with the inauguration of Nigeria’s Fourth Republic since 1999. More formally, the group came into existence on August 13, 2014, when its constitution was adopted.

IgboZaraIgbo participated strongly in the work of the Coalition of Biafran Groups in North America (CNGNA) formed in Fall 2015, as a response to issues regarding Igbo persecution and worsening conditions in Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari then crystallized by the arrest and indefinite detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu of Radio Biafra and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Subsequently, in July and August 2020, IgboZaraIgbo hosted a succession of remote meetings of Veterans of the New Biafra Movement climaxed, on September 12, 2020, with the adoption of a communiqué embodying a fourteen-point resolution. Key highlights of the communiqué include that “the Igbo have reached a consensus on a separate state free and separate from Nigeria[,]”  “[w]hat is good for the goose in Scotland is good for the gander in Biafra-land” in the sense that “[t]he Igbo cannot afford to settle for second fiddle in their own land at a time when much smaller entities like Northern Ireland in the UK are now bullishly taking charge of their own national destinies[,]” and that no portion of Igbo territory should be ceded for Fulani ranching under any guise.      

IgboZaraIgbo has other notable achievements under its organizational belt disseminated to the general public as press releases. There are many of these releases, two of which deserve some mention here as samples. The first is an open letter requesting Dr. Goodluck E. Jonathan first and subsequently General Muhammadu Buhari, as Presidents under Nigeria’s Fourth Republic, taking advantage of the Freedom of Information Act of 2011 Jonathan himself signed into law, to release documents supposedly speaking to the surrender of Biafra in 1970. IgboZaraIgbo received no response from any of these leaders since no such “surrender” documents exist. The letter was copied to General Yakubu Gowon and General Olusegun Obasanjo, both of whom, like General Buhari featured despicably in the genocide against the Igbo called civil war from 1967 to 1970. The second press release embodied well-elaborated rules of ethnic nationalities, advising ethnic groups yoked together against their will by Britain in 1914 in forming present-day Nigeria to pursue their own separate self-determination campaigns (rather than wait on any group to do it for them), including modalities for conducting those campaigns nonviolently.