Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is Indeed a Great Man as Many Countries Makes U-turn To Support Biafra Referendum.
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who have renounced his Nigerian citizenship has, say its supporters, an incontrovertible claim to self-determination.
The Biafran people have been requesting the recognition of their right to self-determination and their right to a referendum, but their calls fall on deaf ears and are little reported. Nigerian territorial integrity provides the counter-argument.
Biafra captured the world’s attention when in 1967 it declared independence and its people were subsequently subjected to a cruel war by the Nigerians. The Biafrans, in truth, didn’t stand a chance, but they sustained their independence for almost three years until they were bombed and starved into submission.
Their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, was also a UK citizen. He “disappeared” in 2017 following a military operation against his parents’ home. The Nigerian authorities seek to label both Kanu and Ipob as “terrorists”. The international community rejects that characterisation.