The Ika And Not The Igbos Were The ****

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They were the censored slaves Reno was talking about, for one it makes more sense to arrive at this logical conclusion based on the fact of all the present Igbo speaking subgroups, it's only the Ika, Ikwerre and parts of Ukwuani that love to warm up to the whole "we are from Benin" fantasy... so it's basically the historical Stockholm syndrome of master/slave relationship of these groups (Ika/Ukwuani and Ikwerre) coming into play according to Reno's assertion. Secondly, it makes sense to discern which slaves in particular Reno was alluding to because the Igbos East of the Niger and parts of present say Enuani on the West banks of the Niger were farther away from any significant control or influence from the so called Benin empire, the slave raid of the Igbos done by the Benin warriors were mostly in the settlements and areas closer to the Benin kingdom, and these group of people who were raided and captured as slaves are the present day Ika whose aboriginal Igbo languages and cultures got immersed and influenced by their Benin slave masters who colonized these people for a significant amount of time. That's why today the Igbo denial syndrome remains very strong among the Ika/Ukwuani axis who are still suffering from the slavery hangover imposed on them by the Benin kingdom.

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