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Monday, 19 September 2016

NNAMDI KANU: A WORLD PHENOMENON

NNAMDI KANU: A WORLD PHENOMENON

By Ifechineke Akpu
For Family Writers

Nnamdi Kanu is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra and the Director of Radio Biafra and Biafra TV. He was born after the 1967-1970 Nigeria-Biafra genocidal war, to the family of His Royal Highness, Chief Israel Okwu Kanu in Isiama Afara Ukwu Ibeko, Abia state in Biafra land. He attended his primary school at Library Avenue Primary School Umuahia, and his secondary school at Government Secondary School Umuahia, after which he gained admission to University of Nigeria Nssuka,UNN.

After his first year at UNN, he dropped out and told his father that he is going to London to finish his education there, because he believes he cannot get the quality of education he needed in Nigeria. In London, he studied History and Economics, and later got married to Mrs. Uchechi Okwu Kanu who is recently listed in DSS most wanted list.

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu started Biafra struggle since 1995, during which he was privileged to meet with His Excellency, the peoples General Col. Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu who commanded the Biafran Army during the war. Nnamdi Kanu later started Radio Biafra in 2009 and it was initially funded by the comprised leader of BIM, Ralph Uwazuruike when he was still the leader of Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB. Uwazurike's MASSOB later stopped sponsoring Radio Biafra because of the magnitude of truth being dished out on the platform, fearing that he may be exposed. He however kidnapped Mazi Kanu and tortured him when he came back to Nigeria to celebrate his traditional wedding; but he never knew that Kanu will go on to preach the gospel of the restoration of Biafra.

Radio Biafra went off air because of lack of fund but later came back on air in 2013 through the handwork of Nnamdi Kanu and some other hardcore Biafrans who earnestly and honestly desires nothing else than the restoration of Biafra. Afterwards, the gospel of Biafra restoration was preached with heavy amplitude that caused many to be liberated from mental slavery, and many to realize who they really are. This also motivated many to support the struggle both financially, materially and otherwise; even as it also led to the creation of IPOB, which is now registered in over 80 countries of the world.

Through the contributions of IPOB and some individuals, FM relay stations, Biafra TV and many other Radio Biafra platforms were established. The popularity of Biafra, Radio Biafra, and Nnamdi Kanu was initially limited to only IPOB and few other people until Buhari's Nigerian DSS kidnapped Nnamdi Kanu. On 14th of October 2015, at about 7:00pm Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was kidnapped but all thanks to Radio Biafra who first broke the news. DSS denied of having Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in their custody, but due to Radio Biafra steady effort in alerting the world, international media outlets started asking questions, prompting the DSS to admit kidnapping Mazi Kanu and then charged him to court.

The IPOB family loves Mazi Kanu so much that they can give everything for him. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu also, having the same love for his people is ever ready to do anything for them. Nnamdi Kanu's prophecies have always come to pass: I could remember vividly when he said: "the Hausa Fulani you see attacking Benue communities will come after you soon if you don't rise now and do something.

Keep saying it only happens in Biafra border, it will soon be at your door step if you don't act now." All these are now happening across Biafra land and have made many to call him a Prophet. Nnamdi Kanu's voice alone magnets you to the radio its coming out from, you will never wish to leave unless the program get to an end, Biafrans call it Radio Biafra University. ,Radio Biafra was studied in some country universities as African politics.

DSS underrated Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's word that IPOB in Biafra land have more than 2 million men, on the first court sitting, protest was held in over 90 countries including Biafra land counting about one million men. This made Biafra and Nnamdi Kanu's popularity to spread all over Nigeria and Biafra. Another mega protest was staged in November counting about 2 million men. This continued as the further the case the higher the number of Biafrans added to the struggle.

The Nigerian government did all they could to stop us but didn't succeed, then they started shooting unarmed protesters; but that still didn't stop us. From November 2015 till now more than 500 IPOB members have been killed. IPOB never stop tweeting to the world leaders and media houses this made Amnesty International to release a damming report on the extra judicial killings of Biafrans that made Aso Rock to panic.

There will be an upcoming court case at the Abuja Federal High Court on 26th September 2016. The question now is, will the presiding Judge continue doing the bidding of his master Buhari or will he stand for justice and equity? With this in mind, IPOB will be having a worldwide free Nnamdi Kanu campaign, on 23 September 2016 in Biafra land. All schools and businesses are expected to shut down in solidarity to our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

Free Nnamdi kanu campaign is now a motion moved in the British House of Commons; even as Nnamdi Kanu continues to make headlines as a 'Prisoner of Conscience' across Italian newspapers. US Congressmen have joined in calling for the release of Nnamdi Kanu and an urgent referendum for the freedom of Biafra. Likewise, American activist, Mary Helen Berstein who has consistently advocated for Nnamdi Kanu's freedom.  Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is now becoming more popular than Nelson Mandela of South Africa. I believe the right word to use in crowning all this is the glaring truth that Nnamdi Kanu has become a world phenomenon.

Free Nnamdi Kanu,
Free Biafra.

Edited by Paul Ihechi Alagba
For Family Writers

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