Naturally being a left-handed can occur to any one not minding the tribe or ethnicity of the individual. But to the Igbos they don’t see it as a natural phenomenon, it is seen as a bad luck.
Using the left hand to do anything is forbidden in Igboland and strictly prohibited – regardless of the fact that the individual may be left-handed. A left-handed individual is trained or oriented to learn the use of the right hand in eating, writing, giving and accepting things. Elders deeply frownon on giving or taking things with the left hand because it is considered most disrespectful and unfortunate.