The detained leader of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu was once an advocate of Nigerian unity and even led a pro-Nigeria peace rally in front of the Nigerian High Commission in London in 2012.
At the rally Kanu called for the government to address the killings by Boko Haram terrorists in order to stop the country falling apart.
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A few months later, Kanu set up Radio Biafra and start campaigning for secession from what he called the “zoo” of Nigeria. He was arrested during a visit to Lagos in October and this has sparked protests mainly in southeast Nigeria and two demonstrations outside the Nigerian High Commission in London the 10 Downing Street, the residence of the UK’s Prime Minister.