6th December 2019
We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to console the family our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the entire Kanu family and the community of Afaraukwu over the passing of their father, uncle, brother and traditional ruler, His Royal Majesty Eze Sir Israel Okwu Kanu the Egwu Ukwu II of Afaraukwu who joined his ancestors as a result of health complications arising from the trauma of the invasion of his palace by Nigerian soldiers on September 14, 2017 and most recently over the shock of the sudden death of his wife Ugoeze Sally Nmeme Okwu Kanu.
We are left in no doubt the military attack on Isiama Afaraukwu and the Kanu family by the armed forces of the Federal Government of Nigeria is the principal cause of death of our leader's parents. We confidently state, without fear of contradiction, that our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu have also sacrificed his parents in pursuit of freedom for the people of Biafra. There is no greater act of devotion to a noble cause than this.
Rather than weaken or diminish our resolve to restore Biafra, the passing of our leader's parents will infuse us with a greater sense of determination because only by accomplishing the liberation of Biafra will we truly mourn them.
We are asking Almighty God Chukwu Okike Abiama to grant the family, friends, lovers of freedom, Afaraukwu Eze-in-Council and entire community the fortitude to bear the great loss and vacuum the passing of His Majesty has created in our midst.
COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB
Chibuike John Nebeokike
REST IN PEACE
It is very sad that you have departed this space the time the freedom of Biafra is at hand. You died for this cause and would have stayed to see it come.
We do not mourn as people without hope, but we live in the assurance that your death will usher in our much expected nation.
Rest on your Majesty, Eze Israel Okwu Kanu. We shall meet to part no more.
Excerpts from the Radio Broadcast by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (Part 1)
We must honor my Parents by working very seriously, diligently, and determinately towards the restoration of Biafra.
I will pray in the language of the Ancient because my Father was a Traditional Ruler. I see my father as a Leader of his people and as a custodian of our culture and Tradition. I will pray in Igbo language, it is the language of Heaven.
This evening we pray for the safe keeping of this Biafra Restoration Project.
For the preservation of those who are innocent.
For the repose of the Soul of those that have fallen on this very journey, and that they may be watching over us from Heaven from the right hand of Chukwuokike Abiama the God Almighty himself.
Perhaps if they could not protect us here, they can do so from Heaven in spirit.
Therefore, Chukwuokike Abiama the all Powerful God...
The almighty God that Man and Spirit worships ..
One that can not be compared because you alone art the all knowing, the beginning and the end.
Fools have said in their hearts that there is no God and I have looked at these Group of people in deep sympathy because they are not knowledgeable.
I pray to you oh Lord my God the all Powerful, the one that commanded Light to come and it came.
From whence cometh Creation, if not from you, Oh God my God. It is from thy hand Oh God. I am most humble and obedient to you my God, because there is none like you Heavenly Father.
There is nothing to be compared to you, you are the Creator of everything on Earth and yet you were not created by anyone.
You are the all knowing.
Just like your Servant David your Son praised you in good and bad situations.
Irrespective of the fact that my Mother and Father are no longer alive, Heavenly Father, I give you all the respect, I am confirming that your Creation is good.
You giveth and you also taketh , my Heavenly Father..we are therefore singing the heavenly songs Hallelujah to you on High because Your Saints have left us to meet with you..oh Blessed God but some will not understand it because they are not in the spirit.
We are singing praises to you God and saying Merciful God, please grant them peaceful Rest.
Look at IPOB members that have also fallen in the struggle for Biafra, Oh Lord I pray for the repose of their souls.
Look at the rest of us round the world, Oh most merciful and blessed God, use these ones to save their families.
Oh Lord come down and show mercy upon the IPOB family.
May your Will be done in our lives and not our will.
There is nothing you have commanded me to say that didn't come to fruition and it is by your mercy and Grace, Oh Blessed God.
We are praying in Igbo language and some may not understand it but it is all by your Mercy and Grace. It is not by our will but by thy wish.
We ask that Biafra may come in our Time and let shame be upon our enemies..let your light come into the struggle for Biafra restoration, so that your children will rise up and understand that you are the God that is leading us, for we have no other God.
We do not worship any idol, we worship only you oh Elohim and Adonai.
Oh my God of great battles, may your Mercy and Grace be upon IPOB.
I have handed IPOB into your hands
Receive all the Glory and adoration Oh God. You are the mighty one in every battle.
Your Mercy and Blessing is what we are asking for, Oh mighty God.
This night IPOB is handing everything in this struggle unto thy hands. We pray that you guide us through this fiery race which you mandated us to embark on. We never by our own Strength embark on this journey to restore Biafra but by your Grace, mercy and Blessing through it all oh Mighty one.
MAY THEIR SOULS REST IN PEACE
As captured by Ngozichukwu Ada-Dav
States Media Team
RIP to you great daddy and great mummy of Biafra. We are your children of IPOB world wide, we are deeply in pain and tears, but we can never forget your core efforts, prayers and support for our nation Biafra, you might not be here but we know that your spirit is with us, we shall make you proud by getting Biafra at all cost. We pray for God to give you all freedom lover's heart to endure, and also give your great family and children heart to endure, I pray that you both recanate soon. Rest in the bosom of yaweh great daddy and mummy.