Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, the Supreme Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in a recent interview with an Israeli TV Station revealed how he managed to escape from Nigeria.
He noted that the Nigerian Army came to his house to kill him during the Operation Python Dance military exercise at his residence in Abia State.
“Nigerian Army came to my house to kill me,” he said.
“They killed 28 people in the process,” he added.
“My people evacuated me before they could get to me and they smuggled me out of Nigeria. I would say, I ’m relieved that I managed to make it to the only place that I feel safe in the whole world.”
Kanu who is also a British citizen said that he would have loved to go to England where his family resides, but he would not be safe there.
The man who is spearheading the Biafra secession movement in the interview noted that there are tens of millions of Igbo Jews in Nigeria who Israel must defend.
“Israel has to live up to their obligation to defend Judaism and Jewish faith all over the world,” he said.
“We are being persecuted. We are suffering as a people and I believe it is the responsibility of Israel to make sure that Biafra stands as an independent entity in Africa.”
“Biafra has over 70 million people scattered all over the world. They have called us the wandering Jews of Africa. Those that identify themselves with their Jewish heritage are about 50 million people,” he said.
“A significant number of the population practise Judaism as we do in IPOB. When Christianity came with colonialism, a lot of our Jewish practices were suppressed. We were made to feel ashamed of our Jewishness. We want to go back to the way we were before the British came. Most of our problems were basically made by the British.
“We want an independent Jewish State, a Biafra that is absolutely independent of anything that has to do with Nigeria, for the simple reason that we were independent before the British came. There is a paranoia that, should Biafra get closer to Israel, 70 million people would somehow flock to the land of Israel, but that is not the case…”
“When I got to Nigeria in 2015, I was arrested and sued. I was asked to be freed twice in court. We are seeking Biafra, so we can get and return to Biafra.”