Population breakdown by ethnic groups according to CIA

Posted by Afam Nnaji | 3 weeks ago | 297 times

Remember when some of us talked about Igbos having the highest population in Nigeria before independence according to the colonial powers?

Remember how the civil war led to the deaths of over 2 million Igbos?

The most updated information (as at 2013) concerning the population of Nigeria in terms of ethnic groups according to the CIA has the following

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Ethnic groups: This entry provides an ordered listing of ethnic groups starting with the largest and normally includes the percent of total population. Ethnic groups field listing

Hausa 27.4%, Igbo (Ibo) 14.1%, Yoruba 13.9%, Fulani 6.3%, Tiv 2.2%, Ibibio 2.2%, Ijaw/Izon 2%, Kanuri/Beriberi 1.7%, Igala 1%, other 28.9%, unspecified .2% (2013 est.)

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They placed Igbo 2nd after Hausa.

But again, are the Hausas more in number or are the Hausa speaking people of Nigeria more in number when compared to Igbos?

Interestingly, they correctly treated Hausas and Fulanis differently because they are as different as Igbos and Yorubas.

Every lie comes with an expiry date.

The fact that the Igbos were the most populated ethnic group in Nigeria explains why they were everywhere in Nigeria and controlled the Nigerian Army, civil service and commerce long before the first military coup that set the stage for a counter coup, pogrom, eventual civil war and continued deliberate policies to keep Ndigbo down in Nigeria.

What are the powers that be afraid of?

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/ni.html

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