Kanu to bury parents February 14 – IPOB
* His presence still under probability
By Steve Oko
Information reaching Wawa News Global indicates that the late parents of the Leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will be buried in February 14, 2020.
The late Royal father of Isiama Afaraukwu Ibeku autonomous community of Abia State, HRM Eze Israel Kanu died in November 2019 in Umuahia while his wife, Lolo Sally Kanu died in September at a German hospital.
According to the family the trauma of the September 14, 2017 military invasion of their home during the widely -condemned Operation Python Dance II was the major cause of their death.
IPOB in a press statement Saturday by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said every arrangement for the successful burial of the duo had been put in place.
The statement, however, failed to confirm whether or not the IPOB Leader who is currently on exile following the unilateral proscription of the pro-Biafra group by the federal government will be physically present at the burial.
According to IPOB, Kanu’s attendance at the burial is still under probability.
The statement read in full : The great family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide wish to announce to the world, particularly Biafrans, friends of Biafra, lovers of freedom and with regard for the protocol of the Afaraukwu Eze-in-Council that 14th of February 2020 will be the burial date of our leader’s parents at Eze Sir Israel Okwu Kanu’s Palace in Isiama Afaraukwu Ibeku in Umuahia Abia State. The burial ceremony will begin with procession and preparations in line with ancient customs and traditions.
“IPOB leadership will not be disclosing any information and have not disclosed any information regarding the likely attendance or non-attendance of our leader to this event. However arrangements are being put in place to ensure the ceremony is held in a secure and safe atmosphere.
“IPOB is a peaceful movement and hope to maintain this approach until Biafra is completely restored. The movement and anticipated presence of our leader in his home during this period is yet to be finalised and as such, no confirmation or otherwise will be issued to that effect. IPOB High Command will determine under what circumstance any announcement will be made in the future.
“We are inviting every media outlet, local and international, print and electronic to be present in Isiama-Afaraukwu on that day.”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 protected]; [email protected] Always read WaWa News Global - Your most dependable online news platform for the latest breaking news in Nigeria.