The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has alerted the International Community on the current invasion, occupation and intimidation being carried out against the people of Afaraukwu his home town by the Nigeria state through the Nigerian Military. Major Newspapers including Sun, Vanguard, and Nation reported that Soldiers have blocked roads leading to the family Compound of Nnamdi Kanu barely two weeks to the funeral of his parents whose death was caused by the invasion of the same military in September 2018. According to report, the town was in panic and many businesses were forced to close shop out of fear impressed on the people by the heavy military presence.
Nnamdi Kanu reacting to this development wrote “@StateDept @UKinNigeria @foreignoffice @Independent @USEmbassyAbuja @BBCWorld @CNN @DeutscheWelle Judge for yourself who the terrorists are as @HQNigerianArmy invades Afaraukwu my home town and creates fear and panic in the community.”
The IPOB leader continued “They blocked all access roads to my compound yet failed to block Fulani funded ISIS in West Africa from beheading Christian Association chairman. They are busy intimidating civilians in Biafraland while Boko Haram are busy setting up checking points in Borno. Nigerian Army are busy terrorising and occupying Isiama Afaraukwu while Fulani terrorists are occupying countless local governments in the north.”
The burial of his parents Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and his wife Ugoeze Sally Kanu according to the family, has been scheduled to hold from 14th February 2020. Many have wondered if he will return to pay his parents the last rite, but it is unlikely owing to his case with Nigeria. Report have also emerged that Kanu once said that he will not attend the burial.
Nnamdi Kanu is currently in the United States of America were he continue to work for the restoration of Biafra as an independent nation from Nigeria. He recently attended President Trumps rally in Iowa as a VIP, this has caused a lot of reaction both in Nigeria and Outside Nigeria.
By Nonso Ekwunife
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK