Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra turned out en mass to welcome leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu in Ebonyi state.
Nnamdi Kanu treks to the rally venue in Ebonyi state (Photo credit: Nnenna Ibe)
Nnamdi Kanu, Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra today stormed Ebonyi state and was massively received by supporters and members of the group.
According to Prisca Abel the crowd that turned out expressed anger over the killings of their 5 brothers. She wrote: “crowd are angry over the killings of their 5 brothers yesterday by Fulani herdsmen saw Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on his way to Ebonyi state and were happy and also hailed him for his good work while Chanting that they will follow Biafra.”
Kanu’s visit follows the alleged order by Governor Umahi of Ebonyi state warning him to stay off his state.
“Mazi kanu never wanted to go to Ebonyi state but due to Governor Umahi’s threat he decided to go there.
“You know, the governor warned him not to join Ebonyi in ‘his Biafra’ map, Mazi went there to preach the Biafra gospel to the people in the governor’s village,” a source told NAIJ.
It was further learnt that Nnamdi Kanu had to trek to the rally venue as police, army blocked his vehicle from moving around in Ebonyi.
Radio Biafra reported that security operatives and soldiers were at strategic locations to hinder the IPOB leader during his visit but failed.
“The Nigerian government and her military in collaboration with the Ebonyi State government, have stationed combined security forces all over the state because of the proposed visit of the leader of Indigenous People Of Biafra Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to Ebonyi State. We are putting the world on notice should anything happen to our leader the Nigerian government would be held responsible,” the Facebook post read.
Kanu had earlier visited Enugu where he met with the Igbo Women Assembly and representatives of the Igbo students union as he vowed to end murder of Igbos by Fulani herdsmen.
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