Kanu receives warm reception in Canada

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said the resounding reception accorded to its leader, Nnamdi Kanu in Canada, was a proof that the people were determined and committed to the pursuit of Biafra independence.

The group praised Biafran veterans and Igbo groups for the respect, honour and recognition given to its leader during the event.

A statement by the Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said Kanu had so far successfully mobilised and united Biafrans living in North America under one common purpose.

The statement reads: “The worldwide family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) congratulates IPOB family in Canada for the turn out and awesome reception given to our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, on June 8 and 9 in Toronto.

“Biafrans living in the United States of America and Canada have proven through this visit and town hall meetings that our people are determined, united and committed to the pursuit of Biafra independence as undisputedly championed by IPOB.

“Special thanks to those who dedicated their time and energy in making sure that Kanu’s visit was successful. IPOB leadership also commend the enthusiasm, love and regard Biafrans across the board exhibited during the town hall meeting.”

The group pledged continued relentless march to its preordained destination of Biafra freedom, regardless of intimidation, arrest, killings and massacre orchestrated and designed to humiliate it.

“Kanu will continue to hold town hall meetings and private consultations in the coming weeks. His next stop is the city of Los Angeles, California, and from there to Houston, Texas, then Chicago and finally New York, where he will be rounding up this historic tour of North America.

“We urge Biafrans both home and in the Diaspora to continue to provide strong support and security for our leader during these times. IPOB High Command and Directorate of State (DOS) are working hard and will leave no stone unturned in our agitation for the total liberation of Biafra and other oppressed peoples in Nigeria,” Powerful added.