The leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has fingered the Nigerian government in the death of his mother Ugoeze Sally Meme Kanu.
The IPOB leader announced on Sunday that his mother died August 30, 2019 in Germany after doctors battled unsuccessfully over a protracted illness she suffered.
He, however, blamed her death on the Federal Government, citing alleged soldiers’ invasion of his Umuahia, Abia State residence in September 2017.
He said: “Watching her children being hunted and killed by the federal government was the cause of her illness, and today we have lost her.”
The freedom fighter vowed not to be deterred by the death in his struggle for the actualization of Biafra republic.
“I had said before that I was ready to sacrifice anything for Biafra, and today I have sacrificed my mum. We will not be dettered, we shall continue to fight for the freedom of our people.”
The IPOB leader, who disclosed his mum died long before his visit to the UN and several other engagements, described such resilience as a demonstration that the loss of his mother has not dampened his spirit.
But he failed to disclose any detail on the burial arrangements as well as reasons behind the belated announcement.