Breaking : Nnamdi Kanu’s father is dead
* Abia govt mourns
By Steve Oko
His Royal Majesty, Eze Israel Kanu, the traditional ruler of Afaraukwu Ibeku and father of the Leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is dead.
He was aged 86 years.
His death was announced Friday by the Eze in Council of Afaraukwu led by Eze Edward Ibeabuchi (Okwu of Okwulaga).
His death came barely three months after his 76 year – old wife, Lolo Sally Kanu died in a German hospital.
Lolo Sally who died on August 30 is yet to be buried even though the remains had been brought back to the state.
The monarch, according to a family source died of heart related disease following the shock of military raid of his palace on September 14, 2017 during the infamous Operation Dance 2.
He died in an undisclosed hospital in Umuahia.
Meanwhile the Abia State Government has described the monarch’s death as “very sad and shocking”.
A release by the Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, conveyed the condolences of the state government to the family.
The release made available to Wawa News Global read in full : “It was with rude shock that we learnt of the passing on of one of our great royal fathers, HRM Eze Sir I.O. Kanu, the Egwu Ukwu II of Afaraukwu Ibeku, at the age of 86 years.
“His unwavering love and sterling contributions to the development of his community in particular, and Abia State in general, are well documented. No doubt, HRM left a lasting legacy and an indelible impression on the minds of Ndigbo everywhere in the world.
“Death is not the end of man but a necessary passage to a better place in eternity where there is no strife, sorrow or pain. Indeed, Papa has only gone to that better place, and in his usual manner while on earth here, he is praying for all of us from above, especially for the peace, unity and progress of not just his community but also of our State and Alaigbo.
“This should be our consolation so that his beloved family and community he left behind do not continue to weep since we all know that he is resting peacefully now.
“As a government, we assure the family of late Eze Sir I.O. Kanu and Afaraukwu community of our continued support in all ways we can to help ameliorate the pains of his departure.
“Lastly, we pray that God in His infinite mercies grant the soul of our late Eze eternal rest. Amen!”Steve Oko, Publisher/C.E.O, WaWa News Global. For more information on advert placement and news coverage, contact us on: 08038725600, or via email email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Always read WaWa News Global - Your most dependable online news platform for the latest breaking news in Nigeria.