The self-acclaimed leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, says the “Nigerian cabal” would have killed him like Dele Giwa if they had known how the late journalist was murdered.
Late Dele Giwa was killed by a mail bomb in his Lagos home on 19 October 1986, two days after he had been interviewed by State Security Service (SSS) officials.
Speaking on the death of the late journalist, the IPOB leader revealed how he misses Giwa, describing him as a “true journalist and a very brave man.”
Kanu, who recalled the military invasion of his Afaraukwu home last year through operation Python Dance, said the Nigerian cabal would have sent “a parcel with a bomb in it rather than sending a whole battalion of soldiers to come and kill” if they knew how Giwa was killed.
The pro-Biafra activist and director of radio Biafra said: “How I miss Dele Giwa, he is a true journalist and a very brave man. If the cabal had known how Babangida killed Dele Giwa. I’m sure some of you know he killed Dele Giwa? They would have sent me a letter bomb, a parcel with a bomb in it rather than sending a whole battalion of soldiers to come and kill me if they had known…
“This was the truth that Dele Giwa was speaking and Dele Giwa was killed, nobody asked any question, nobody was held responsible,” he added.
Kanu is leading a group seeking secession from Nigeria. The group has since been proscribed by the Nigerian Government.