Release His Corpse So He Can Get A Befitting Burial
The Family of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has called on the Federal Government to release the corpse of their son for burial. The family spokesman, Emma Kanu, made the demands while speaking with the Daily Sun in an interview.
The family, according to the report gathered by NIGERIA NEWS, is of the belief that the IPOB leader was killed by the Nigerian military, in an attempt to reduce the Biafra agitation.
According to Emma Kanu, Nnamdi’s corpse should be released to them so as to give him a befitting burial.
He stated that since the military raid in which the IPOB leader disappeared last year, the family had always feared for his life.
He said, “Now that it has been reported that he is dead, the federal government should, without hesitation release his corpse to his family, so that we and the entire Igbo nation can give him the befitting burial he deserves because he is a true Igbo son.”
Emma Kanu disclosed that if at all the IPOB leader was out of the Biafra struggle, it does not vitiate the resolve of IPOB and indeed the whole of Igbo to actualise Biafra.
NIGERIA NEWS recall, however, there were reports that the IPOB leader was recently spotted in Ghana which contradicts the claim of the family.
Commenting on Gen T.Y Danjuma’s recent statement which called on Nigerians to protect themselves since those saddled with the responsibility had failed them, Emma stated that although the call was belated, however, it was a clarion call IPOB would adhere to.
“The call by Danjuma for people in the country to defend themselves means that the elder statesman has just started seeing what the IPOB leader, Kanu saw years back.”
“All the same, it is a clarion call which IPOB will adhere to, no matter the circumstance,” he stated.