The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu is likely to miss the burial of his late father and mother, HRH Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and Ugoeze Sally Nmeme Okwu-Kanu, scheduled for the Valentine’s Day, February 14.
IPOB in a release stated that Kanu who is on the wanted list of the Federal government is wary of what might befall him if he makes attempt to give his parents the final rites with his presence.
According to the proscribed group’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, the group cannot confirm the attendance of its leader for the burial of his parents as he further said the event will begin with procession and preparations in line with ancient customs and tradition and would be held in a safe atmosphere.
“IPOB worldwide wishes 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 February 14, 2020 will be the burial date of our leader’s parents at Eze Sir Israel Okwu Kanu’s Palace in Isiama Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia, Abia State capital.” he said.
“IPOB leadership will not be disclosing any information and have not disclosed any information regarding the likely attendance or not of our leader to this event. 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. 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.
“We are inviting every media outlet, local and international, print and electronic to be present in Isiama-Afaraukwu on that day.”