The family of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), said the death of their parents have made them more united against the belief by some persons that the family would scatter after the burial.
Naija News reports that the spokesman of the family, Kanunta Kingsley Kanu, made this known while addressing journalists at their Isiama Afaraukwu country home in Abia state, southeast Nigeria.
Though their elder brother, Nnamdi who is the first son of the family, was absent at their parents’ burial ceremony, the family of late Israel and Ugoeze Sally Kanu said that they were grateful that the burial of their parents which held on Valentine’s day, February 14, was a huge success.
The spokesman of the family thanked Abia State police command and journalists for their contributions towards the peaceful and successful burial of their parents and commended members of the IPOB in the state and beyond who stood with the family before, during and after the burial said that their parents were an embodiment of peace when they were alive.
Kanunta said it was for this reason that his father as the traditional ruler of Afaraukwu, was given the title of ‘Omeudo’, stressing that he lived with that peaceful virtue till death.
The spokesman of the family said the family owed a lot of gratitude to journalists within and outside Abia for bringing what transpired at the burial to the entire world.
“I want to tell you journalists that our family members are happy with you, with what you did during the burial and we say a big thank you”.
The spokesman of the family said the family was also thanking the Abia state police command for the manner they conducted themselves which contributed to the peace that reigned during the burial.
According to him, the family was happy that despite the altercation between the police and IPOB before the burial, the commissioner of police, Ene Okon exhibited a true sense of professionalism in the way he maintained security in the state on the day of the burial.
The spokesman of the family said now their parents were no more, the family would strive to remain united and resolute in the fight for the actualization of Biafra, a movement which they said that their parents believed in.