This was disclosed by Prince Emmanuel Okwu Kanu, the youngest son of the late monarch on Monday while addressing members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) from Isiala Ngwa local government area of Abia state who paid the family a condolence visit.
Confirming the said date in a statement on Friday, January 17, IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful, who also represents Kanu, said the burial would follow the normal burial preparation, according to the custom of the land.
Naija News reports that the IPOB Spokesperson, however, refused to disclose the security arrangements put in place for the burial in view of its sensitivity.
His words: “The burial of our leader’s parents burial will be 14th of February 2020.
“We are not going to disclose our security arrangements because they are much enemies who wish to destroy or destabilize every effort made for the successful burial of the father and mother of our leader
“IPOB is on ground and nothing will change our resolve to protect the environment.”
Speaking though the IPOB spokesman, Kanu stressed the resolve of the group to maintain peaceful approach to their struggle for the actualization of Biafra republic.
“We are peaceful and will maintain it to last point. But nobody should try IPOB,” he insisted.
Naija News recalls that Eze Kanu’s death was confirmed by the traditional council of his community led by Edward Ibeabuchi in December 2019, four months after his wife, Ugoeze Sally Kanu died in Germany.
Kanu, who has been on exile, resurfaced in Israel in October 2018 but since then, the IPOB leader has not visited Nigeria where he is facing trial on treasonable felony brought against him by the Nigerian government.
However, due to the burial of his parents, there are indications that Kanu will return to Nigeria to pay last respect to his parents.