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Nnmadi Kanu fired as IPOB leader, Radio Biafra

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Radio Biafra Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been sacked. Nnamdi Kanu who has gone MIA since the attack on his house by Nigerian soldiers in September, 2017, has been replaced with Mazi Ezenwachukwu Sampson Okwudili.

Kanu's sack was announced on Sunday morning on a programme on Radio Biafra. The announcer who gave her name as Ifeoma Okorafor, said the radio station was restructuring hence the reason for the sack. She accused Kanu of turning the Biafran struggle to a personal money making enterprise.

Kanu privately collected £14 million and another $22 million to purchase landed properties abroad in his name and that of his father, Igwe Israel Kanu, in a clear case of ‘monkey dey work baboon dey chop’.
“Kanu turned our collective struggle into a money-making enterprise for himself and his father. Thus the monies contributed by enterprising and hard-working Igbo youths across the world are being collected and converted by one man and his father while pretending to be sacrificing for the cause.
“Upon his release from detention in April 2017, one expected Kanu to drum up support for the release of his colleagues and co-detainees such as Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi. These are our brothers who were arrested at the same time with him and they should not be forgotten. We hereby demand their release. Kanu, since his release, has never spoken about them or appealed for the release of these our freedom fighters. Instead, he has been going about collecting chieftaincy titles and having a messianic swagger that even allowed full-blooded Igbo men to kneel down and kiss his feet
“Kanu threw away the original meaning of our collective struggle for personal gain and vain glorification. IPOB believes in democracy as a solid base of any modern state, the rule of law, and will always reject violence in all its ramifications, she said.

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