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2 Imo communities join plan to abolish osu caste system, other harmful practices

December 24, 2023

As human rights activists and organizations intensify efforts to abolish Osu, Ohu, Ume and Diala caste systems in the south-east, another two communities in Imo state , Amurie Omanze and Oboro Amurie in Isu Local Government Area have also set 4th January, 2024, to abrogate the caste systems that marginalizes a section of the people .

A statement by the executive-director of Pillars of Hope Africa Initiative (POHAI) Mrs. Chinyere Oge-Kalu, said the abolishment of Osu, Ohu, Ume and Diala Caste systems in the duo communities was a fruit of years of advocacy by the National Human Rights Commission, POHAI, G’naira Family Foundation (GFF) and Kemdi Chino Opera Foundation (KCOF).

She expressed confidence that more communities, the entire Imo State and Igboland will soon abolish these reprehensible caste systems which dehumanizes fellow compatriots as slaves/outcastes.

Oge-Kalu commended the traditional rulers and the people of Amurie Ancient Kingdom comprising of Amurie Omanze and Oboro Amurie in Isu Local Government of Imo State for setting the pace in abolishing Osu, Ohu, Ume and Diala Caste systems in Igboland.

His Royal Highnesses, Eze C.O Nnajiemere, (Eze Udo ii of Amurie Omanze and HRH, Eze V.O Ahamefule(Durugwoegebu iv, Duruoha 1 of Oboro Amurie)while addressing their subjects in the Palace of peace of Eze Udo.II said January 4, 2024 had been slated for abolishing Osu, ume, Ohu and diala caste systems in old Amurie Omanze ancient community.

He said the development spurred all the sons and daughters of old Amurie who.before now had been praying for such a wonderful moment in the history of Amurie.


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