The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has revealed how he escaped during the military clamp down on him and his group.
Kanu said this in an interview with Isreali TV Channel 1. He said that he was “smuggled out” of the country with the help of relatives.
You will recall that IPOB was the target of a Nigerian army operation code-named Operation Python Dance, launched in the South-east in September 2017.
In the interview, Kanu alleged that 28 persons were killed during the army operation, which was largely felt around his father’s residence in Umahia, Abia state. He said that:
“When I came out (of prison), I continued to preach to my people. I continued to practise my Jewish religion”.
“And one day, the Nigerian army came to my house to kill me. They killed 28 people in their attempt to kill me.
“My people evacuated me before they came to my bedroom. They took me away and smuggled me out of Nigeria. I needed some time to recover which I did and then, had to make my way to Israel”.
According to him, he feels “relieved” that he “managed to make it” to Israel, “the only place I feel safe in the world”.
He said he could have gone back to England (where he had been for years) “but I still don’t feel safe in England. That is why I stayed back in Israel”.