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Nnamdi Kanu would struggle to recruit sensible Igbos

At the demonstration on Monday this week by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) at the Nigerian High Commission in London, demanding the freedom of their “leader” Nnamdi Kanu, who was arrested on 17 October in Nigeria, a sympathiser told me: “Older and wiser Igbos are watching the pro-Biafra protests and they tacitly support it. They are just waiting for …

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Supporters of Biafra protest at the Nigerian High Commission in London

Pro-Biafran supporters demonstrated today outside the Nigerian High Commission in London against the arrest in Nigeria on October 17 of Nnamdi Kanu, who they referred to as their “leader”. Kanu is the man behind Radio Biafra and has used “shock jock” tactics to raise the profile of the group he formed – Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) and their demand …

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Protest in London against Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest could get ugly

The Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), the separatist group started by Nnamdi Kanu, are planning a protest on Monday 26 October at the Nigerian High Commission in London against their founder’s arrest in Nigeria on 17 October. The demonstration is expected to last from 12 noon to 4pm and the group has asked “all zonal coordinators should as a matter …

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British foreign minister petitioned on Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest

Harriet Harman, the Labour Party former Deputy Leader and MP for Camberwell and Peckham, has sent a petition on behalf of Nnamdi Kanu to the British Foreign Secretary, Phillip Hammond. See the letter below (click on the image to enlarge) Kanu,the “Director” of Radio Biafra and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) separatist movement, was arrested on 17 …

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The Biafran question

The arrest in Nigeria of the UK-based Radio Biafra “director” Nnamdi Kanu has brought to the fore the clamour for a separatist Biafran nation. Radio Biafra has, in recent times, tapped into separatist sentiments among some Igbos, that has been prominent on social media, led to the formation of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra …

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