Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Kanu’s kinsmen send warning to IPOB members, stay away from his parents burial

Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra have been declared personae non gratae at the burial of the parents of Nnamdi Kanu, their founder.

The Afaraukwu community in Umuahia North council area of Abia State, home town of the Leader of Kanu, handed out the warning on Tuesday, warning IPOB members to keep away, appealing for peace at the burial.

Kanu’s younger brother also echoed the warning.

The burial of His Royal Highness Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and his wife, Ugoeze Meme Sally Kanu is slated for 14 February in their country home, Isiama Afaraukwu community in Umuahia local government area of Abia state.

President General , Afaraukwu community, Chief Ikechukwu Ndubueze, who briefed the media on the preparations for the burial, said the community wants a peaceful burial for their late monarch and his wife.

“What we are doing is a traditional burial. The entire Afaraukwu community wants a peaceful burial. We have been meeting with the security agencies in the state. What we are doing is not an IPOB affair, we are only burying our late monarch and his wife. They should allow us bury our dead. Afaraukwu is a peaceful community.