Ahead of the burial ceremony of his parents, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has set aside today, Saturday, January 8 to address pro-Biafra agitators whom he refers to as “Biafrans.”
This online news platform had reported earlier that the parents of the IPOB leader, late HRH Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and his wife late Ugoeze Sally Nmeme Okwu-Kanu will be buried on Valentine’s day, Friday, February 14, 2020.
Naija News reports that ahead of the burial ceremony, the governor of Abia State, southeast Nigeria, Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed the state ministry of works to ensure the immediate reconstruction of Eze I. O. Kanu road in Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area (LGA).
While IPOB members are eagerly anticipating the arrival of Mr. Kanu for the burial ceremony, the Afaraukwu community in Umuahia North council area of Abia State, the home town of Mr. Kanu, have handed out a warning to IPOB members to stay away, appealing for peace at the burial.
Like Nnamdi Kanu’s kinsmen, his younger brother has urged the Nigerian Army to stay away from the burial and allow the community to bury their late monarch and his wife in a peaceful manner.
With just a week to the burial ceremony, Kanu has announced that he would be delivering a live broadcast on Radio Biafra, a platform he uses to disseminate information to pro-Biafra agitators.
Kanu, who doubles as the Director of Radio Biafra, made the announcement on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Friday, where he lamented on the human rights abuses in Nigeria.
The IPOB leader tweeted: “We will continue to show that #Nigeria the British colonial experiment in #Africa is a crime against humanity & #SelfDetermination is the only solution. Join my next broadcast via Radio Biafra FB, FM, App, satellite & online. Date:
Sat. 08/02/2020. Time: 7: 00 PM Biafraland Time.”
Join my next broadcast via Radio Biafra FB, FM, App, satellite & online
7: 00 PM Biafraland Time
— Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (@MaziNnamdiKanu) February 7, 2020