URHOBO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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WARRI CRISIS:
Invitation to Congress

These documents are compiled from public e-mail exchanges arising from invitation from Dr. Philip Ikomi of George Mason University and Dr. Mobalaji Aluko of Howard University to representatives of the three ethnic groups affected by the Warri Crisis in western Niger Delta of Nigeria to come to a Peace Congress. The ensuing discussions involve Dr. Philip Ikomi (Itsekiri); Dr. Mobolaji Aluko (maternally Itsekiri); Mr. Francis Porbeni (Ijaw: Ph.D. Graduate Student, North Carolina); Dr. Peter Ekeh (Urhobo: State University of New York at Buffalo), Dr. Igho Natufe (Urhobo: Ottawa, Canada), and Dr. Omats Omatete (Itsekiri: Oakbridge, Tennessee).

All of these discussions followed the unfolding news of Itsekiri attack on Okere-Urhobo in the city of Warri. Philip Ikomi's first call to Peace Congress came eleven days after the initial attack on June 4, 1999, causing considerable anger in Urhobo communities in Nigeria and abroad.


Philip Ikomi on NEED FOR CONGRESS
Aluko, Ikomi, Porbeni Exchange Notes on PEACE CONGRESS
Aluko-Ekeh on URHOBO PARTICIPATION IN PEACE CONGRESS
Philip Ikomi's Invitation to Urhobos on PEACE CONGRESS
Peter Ekeh Outlines REASONS FOR URHOBO CAUTION
Ikomi's Rejoinder to URHOBO CASE ON CONGRESS
Aluko's Rejoinder to URHOBO CASE ON CONGRESS
Natufe on  FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES OF THE NIGER DELTA
Omatete on THE NEED FOR MODERATION AND JUSTICE


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