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  • Updated: June 19, 2020

Biafra: 'Nigeria Can Never Be One' - IPOB's Nnamdi Kanu

Biafra: 'Nigeria Can Never Be One' - IPOB's Nnamdi Kanu


Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Friday declared that 'Nigeria can never be one", AllNews reports.

Self-exiled Kanu lamented the spate of insecurity in Nigeria, while also chiding 'Jubril AlSudani' - the creation of Kanu used to claim President Muhammadu Buhari is late and is being impersonated.


 The controversial political activist was a relatively obscure figure until 2009 when he started Radio Biafra, a station that called for an independent state for the Igbo people and is broadcast to Nigeria from London.

Though he grew up in Nigeria's south-east and went to the University of Nigeria (UNN), Nsukka, Kanu moved to the United Kingdom (UK) before graduating.

Soon after setting up the now-outlawed IPOB in 2014, he spoke to gatherings of the large Igbo diaspora, calling for Biafran independence.

The plan for a Biafra state is not new.

In 1967, Igbo leaders declared a Biafran state. But after a brutal civil war, which led to the deaths of up to a million people, the secessionist rebellion was defeated.

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Kanu is the latest in a line of ethnic Igbo activists taking up the cause of pushing for an independent state, saying the Igbos have been marginalised by successive Nigerian governments.

The Abia-born lead Biafra apostle has been using Twitter activism to propagate his rhetoric and views among the masses.

Many accuse him of deploying propaganda to push his agenda.

He also claims that there are some unnamed ‘cabals’ in Aso Rock who are running the affairs of Nigeria.

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