Igweocha – The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu visited Obigbo, a surburb of Igweocha (Portharcourt) Rivers State in south south Nigeria. This is the first time the Kanu is visiting Igweocha since his release from jail. Igweocha IPOB family has been in the fore-front of the struggle for the restoration of the State of Biafra in solidarity with Kanu. The Igweocha warriors and Papa Africa group, has been in the fore-front coming to Abuja on every court case and also visiting Kanu in Kuje prison.
Kanu arrived the venue amidst heavy security cordon by IPOB multi-layer human-fence built around him, There was thunderous shouts of joy as soon as Kanu alighted from beautiful Toyota car that brought him into the venue. An unimaginable number of people were present at the venue. Many were in uncompleted buildings while others peeped from the windows and verandas of there upstairs abodes.
The event was kicked off, by singing of the Biafran National anthem (Land Of The Risisng Sun). There was number of activities to welcome the Biafran hero. First was a traditional dance by women, followed by comedy shows and drama. Kanu addressed the crowd, encouraging them to remain resolute as the restoration of Biafra is very near. While Kanu spoke, the crowd cheered him calling him all sorts of names like; Ohamdike, Hero etc.
Kanu reaffirmed his commitment to the restoration of Biafra. He also reminded Biafrans of the need to boycott all Nigerian elections as a prelude to the emergence of the free state of Biafra. He maintained that, unless the Nigerian government conduct a referendum that Biafrans will no longer participate in Nigerian elections, starting with Anambra gubernatorial election on the 18th of November, 2017. Coincidentally, Anambra is the first son of Igbo-land and as the first son, they must have to lead by example.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, IPOB in USA met with President trump to discuss the way forward as per the restoration of Biafra.