Biafra: IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu Joins Twitter
Nnamdi Kanu. Image: Tribune

The self-acclaimed leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has joined micro-blogging site, Twitter.

Kanu, who came out of hiding nine months after the military invasion of his community in Abia State, southeast Nigeria, joined Twitter on Monday, October 29.

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The pro-Biafra activist announced that he has joined the social media platform in a tweet on Sunday.

Kanu tweeted: “Dear Biafrans, lovers of freedom and well-wishers, I am back on Twitter. My handle is , Nnamdi Kanu, leader, thank you”, the tweet added.

On Tuesday, he announced that he has changed the Twitter handle from  to asking his followers to bear with him.

“Dear followers, please note that my Twitter handle is now , thank you for bearing with us to resolve this issue.

Concise News had reported earlier that the IPOB leader said he was “smuggled out” of Nigeria with the help of relatives.

Kanu, who made this revelation known in an interview with Israeli TV Channel 1, said he escaped during the military clampdown on the group.

“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”, he had said.