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How I escaped from Nigeria- Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu.

Leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu on Sunday confirmed he was alive and residing in Israel, more than a year after the local army invaded his home in southeastern Abia state and his whereabouts became unknown.

According to a report by Anadolu, Kanu said he was helped out of the country when it was obvious his safety could not be guaranteed in the country.

“I promise Nigeria that I will be coming to Biafra and I came,” Kanu said in a broadcast on Sunday, two days after a video of him praying at the Wailing Wall (in Israel) went viral on social media in Nigeria.

“I owe my life to the State of Israel. The zoo called Nigeria cannot jail me. I will fight till the last day. The court failed to ask the Nigerian army why they invaded my home. Nigerian court is a kangaroo court. I did not jump bail; I left because the court failed to protect me,” he added.

In a rebuttal of the narrative that he had been killed or held incommunicado by the Nigerian government, Kanu said he was rescued by the “Biafra military intelligence” and sneaked out of the country.

Kanu was standing trial for treason in Nigeria because of his secessionist activities that included fanning ethnic tensions in a country reputed for a history of ethno-religious conflagration.

He was later granted bail with conditions that included not addressing a crowd or making political statements.

Kanu flouted all the conditions and went ahead to inaugurate a military arm — a step that provoked a military crackdown on him in September 2017.


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