A leading pro-Biafra group, Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB) has called on the Governors and leaders of the Igbo dominated South East region of the country to give befitting burial to parents of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Uchenna Madu, the leader of MASSOB, put forth the call on Wednesday when he led a delegation on a condolence visit to Kanu’s family in Afaraukwu kingdom, Umuahia. DAILY POST had reported the passing on of Kanu’s parents, Eze Israel Kanu and Ugoeze Sally Kanu.
The MASSOB leader said the news of the death of Kanu’s parents came to MASSOB and the people of Biafra as a shock but vowed to continue the struggle for Biafra. “They have joined the league of those that paid the supreme price and made the sacrifices for the actualisation and restoration of Biafra. “Their death and other compatriots will never be in vain as the living must actualise Biafra in our lifetime,” Madu said.
“It is not an IPOB or Afaraukwu community burial, but Igbo state burial. “We call upon Igbo governors, political and traditional rulers, Ohaneze Ndigbo, and socio-political groups to rally for this state burial. “We shall show the world and our oppressors that love and mutual understanding still prevails in Igbo land. Their burial is not about Nnamdi Kanu or IPOB, it is about Ndigbo and our belief,” he said.
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Radio Biafra Media