Most recently, in a private conversation with a politician who has been out of political favour for a while, he told me that what he misses a lot is the use of siren blaring escort vehicles(SBEV) when he moves about town. For readers who do not understand, SBEV is a security arrangement that allows VIPs same right of way as an ambulance or fire fighting vehicles. Often times too, security officers manning the SBEV also carry horse whips for flogging “ motorists who fail to clear the way or just anyone suspected as an obstacle(Recall that it was the mismanagement of such an incident involving governor Ohakim convoy and a Catholic priest that partly led to the lost of Imo State to APGA in 2011).
The Igbo homelands are probably one of the most densely populated regions in Africa. Ndigbo are avid travelers who migrate to many nook and crannies of Nigeria and beyond fearlessly without a modicum doubt for success.