Nigerian doctor defends Igbo parents who stop their children from marrying outside their ethnic group

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A Nigerian doctor who waded into the conversation ignited by a Twitter influencer’s disclosure of her marriage plans being crashed by her Igbo boyfriend’s mother because she is Yoruba, has defended Igbo parents who stop their children from marrying outside their ethnic group. 

According to @urchilla01, these parents are the ones who experienced the civil war and the deep hatred and divide which was fostered by other tribes after the war. He also pointed out that there is a lot of difference in traditional beliefs and practices between the different tribes in Nigeria. 

I’m tired of seeing people express disgust when they read stories about igbo parents rejecting marriages for their children to other tribes! I’m really tired of it! These parents are the ones that experienced the civil war! These parents are the ones that grew up in the deep hatred & divide that followed the war, fostered by other tribes!

Stop blaming them for rejecting inter-tribal marriages! They have the right…



Source: Linda Ikeji