The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Okwu Kanu, will be looking to return to Nigeria for the burial of his parents on the 14th of February, 2020.
Kanu has been away from the country since the invasion of his family home in Afaraukwu, Abia state by the Nigerian military. However, the ceremonial leader of the Igbos will now be returning to observe the funeral rites of his parents.
Kanu’s father, Eze Israel Kanu, was notably the traditional ruler of the Afaraukwu community until his demise.
The return of Nnamdi Kanu to Nigeria was made public in a statement signed by the Media secretary and Public Relation Officer of the IPOB group, Emma Powerful.
The statement read:
“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. We are peaceful and will maintain it to last point. But nobody should try IPOB.”
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) issued this warning to the Nigerian security forces and people who plans to arrest their leader or cause chaos during the burial festivities.