Biafrans from all over the world have taken to their social media page to celebrate the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as he adds another year today. Kenny Nnamdi Okwu Kanu was born in Afara Ukwu on the 25th if September 1967 shortly after the Biafran war began.
Biafra was a nation which broke away from Nigeria and existed between July 1967-1970 before it was forced to reunite with Nigeria after a genocide now documented as the Biafran war was meted upon them, where 2 million children died of starvation.
Nnamdi Kanu is the leader of a self-determination group known as The Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB). He and his group aim to restore the nation of Biafra by a series of civil disobedience as a protest against the Nigerian nation which they no longer want to be part of, since more than fifty years after the genocide, they are still being maltreated.
Nnamdi Kanu has been persecuted and arrested for this cause for which he spent 18 months in Prison in Nigeria from 2015-2017. Afterwards, an attempt was made on his life in September 2017 when military armed men visited his house in Abia state and killed 28 men and he managed to escape. He did not surface again until almost 13 months later, late in 2018. Since his resurfacing, he has continued his struggle and has in the process gained protection from the Israeli government. He has since been travelling all over the world in relation to the cause. He has recently led delegations to the EU and UN and the struggle has continuously grown in Nigeria.
We all at Voice of The East wish Mazi Nnamdi Kanu a happy Birthday.