Idigo, however seeing how difficult it would be to practice the true religion, in the midst of the pagans, resolved to withdraw to a place three-quarters of an hour from the village, where he had property on a lofty plateau.
At the same time, he promised land to those who wanted to follow him provided they became Christians.
We could not remain indifferent to such a resolve and determined to aid him as far as possible in this movement in the hope that it might be the beginning of a Christian population.
This Christian population, has already begun, the date of its foundation was the day of the baptism of Idigo on December 3, 1891, the Feast of Saint Francis Xavier.
Source: Rev. Father Joseph Lutz, of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit and the Holy Heart of Mary, Prefect Apostolic of the Mission.
Onitsha, January 6, 1892
Photo: Ogbuinyinya Idigo, the first Igbo Christian king.