According to The Nation research, the family of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu said that the death of their parents must be more united against the impression of some that the family would be divided after the burial.


While their eldest brother, Nnamdi, who is the first son of the family, was absent at the funeral ceremony of their parents, the family of late Israel and Ugoeze Sally Kanu said they were thankful that the burial of their parents was a great success.

Addressing journalists in their home country of Isiama Afaraukwu, Kanunta Kingsley Kanu, spokesperson for the family, thanked Abia State Police Command and the journalists for their contributions to the peaceful and fruitful burial of their parents.

Kanunta, who also commended IPOB members in the state and beyond who had been with the family before, during and after the burial, said that their parents were the embodiment of peace when they were alive.

He said it was for this reason that his father as the traditional ruler of Afaraukwu, was given the title of ‘Omeudo’, stressing that he lived with that peaceful virtue till death.

Kanunta said the family owed a lot of gratitude to journalists within and outside Abia for bringing what transpired at the burial to the entire world.

“I want to tell you journalists that our family members are happy with you, with what you did during the burial and we say a big thank you”.

Kanu said the family was also thanking the Abia state police command for the manner they conducted themselves which contributed to the peace that reigned during the burial.

The family said it was happy that despite the altercation between the police and IPOB before the burial, the commissioner of police, Ene Okon exhibited true sense of professionalism in the way he maintained security in the state on the day of the burial.

He said now their parents were no more, the family would strive to remain united and resolute in the fight for the actualization of Biafra, a movement which they said that their parents believed in.