I say this because it is apparent from the silent stance most Igbo people have on the issue of secession, that most Igbo people are not truly 100% for a country of their own, most are still very weary and this comes from the fact that Igbo people heavily rely or live in areas outside of Igboland today and also because of the idea that to push for secession is to be an ignorant tribalist. If the Igbo were truly for a country of their own, a number of movements would have taken place, most important of them would have been the relocation of major businesses back to Igboland. It is a myth that there is 'more competition' for Igbo traders and business people in Igboland because these same Igbo people who move out of Igboland go on to trade and compete alongside other Igbo people in places like Lagos and Kaduna. A drastic movement like this would make a blatant statement of the Igbo peoples intentions going forward. One of the reasons this may not be feasible is because the important/export based business Igbo people are heavily involved in is reliant on the port in Lagos. The other thing that would happen is that you will get to see more prominent Igbo people, no radical people, openly supporting sentiments for sovereignty from Nigeria or at least a restructuring of the country. Currently, you only have petty traders, youths, and people in the diaspora who are at the forefront of these IPOB protests, you don't have any prominent Igbo person in the forefront at least. These are some of the things you would see happen, at least, the east would develop from the stagnant level it has been left at today, many cities and rural areas in Igboland stay deserted for most of the year, people only come back for Christmas, burials, or when they are the ones being buried. There cannot be a successful movement for sovereignty if the most prominent people of a nation all live outside of their homelands.