Kanunta Kanu, the younger brother of Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has stated that his sibling “believes in non-violence to reach Biafra.”
Banned IPOB, founded by diaspora-based Kanu in 2012, is a controversial separatist movement in Nigeria. The organization campaigns for the breakup of Nigeria and the new nation of Biafra, saying that the people of Eastern Nigeria have suffered for so long at the hands of successive Nigerian governments.
In a post on his well-known Twitter account on Friday, Kanunta Kanu claims that there is state-sponsored terrorism going on against Igbo people.
“#MaziNnamdiKanu believes in non-violence to reach #Biafra. He only asked #Biafrans to defend himself against the invaders #FulaniHerdsmen and #Jihadists, state sponsored terrorism against #Biafrapeople.
Isn’t it what #Nigerians are asking for now?
#FreeNnamdiKanuNow,” he wrote.