| Friday, May 19, 2017 | 6:10 AM

Solidarity Visit: Mbaise, Our Haven During Biafra Genoicidal War - Nnamdi Kanu

IPOB Mbaise Province has paid Nnamdi Kanu, the supreme leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a solidarity visit. The visit was on 12th May, 2017 after Nnamdi Kanu returned from Enugu, the capital of Biafra where he went to pay Dr. Alex Ekwueme, former Vice President of the Nigerian state, an "Appreciation" visit. IPOB Mbaise, selecting Representatives from the three Local Government Areas(Ahiazu, Aboh and Ezinihitte) in Mbaise Province presented Seven Igbo-kolanut(Oji-Igbo) and a sizeable ram before Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who subsequently asked his lovely wife for a kolanut plate, blessing Mbaise people immensely as he prayed to Chukwu-Okike Abiama. One of the delegates, Nnanyiukwu Ukachi, on behalf of others, saluted Nnamdi Kanu's bravery, how he(Kanu) had kept hopes alive despite all odds. He said "...Ndi Mbaise will always be supportive of you (Nnamdi Kanu) and the Biafran struggle. And we have put forth our son, Ekwueme, on the front line to represent us". Responding, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu affirmed the good works of Ekwueme. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, before responding "Ekwueme is trying", in a reminiscent mood, recalled how they (Nnamdi Kanu and his parents) ran to Mbaise for safety during the Biafra genoicidal war and how Mbaise people took care of them making sure that no pin scratched their body, implying that Mbaise people are not only good but also trustworthy set of Biafrans especially regarding the struggle for freedom. In his own words, "Mbaise people, the God (Chukwu-Okike Abiama) that I serve will bless you. Mbaise was our haven during the Biafran war and they (Mbaise people) made sure nothing scratched us." Mazi Nnamdi Kanu also recalled and thanked Ndi-Mbaise for their solidarity visits and supports to his parents during the time he was held (against courts orders) in the gulag of Nigeria. Recall that among other visits to Nnamdi Kanu's parents, Mbaise Province had solidarised with Eze Israel Kanu, his wife Ugo-eze Kanu and the entire family on two occasions with food-stuffs declaring their support for Kanu's family and support on the struggle for Biafra's restoration - an omen which proved to be exemplary. In one of which visits, Ugoeze Kanu recalled an incident which has left an indelible impression on her memory: how she was timely saved by Mbaise people when she, heavily pregnant with her second son, slipped into a pond water in Eziudo Ezinihitte Mbaise as she went to fetch water from the pond. Recounting how people around jumped into the pond water to rescue her with her unborn child, she declared her eternal gratitude to God Almighty and Ndi-Mbaise. Corroborating his wife, Eze Israel Kanu narrated his encounter with Mbaise people during the Biafran war, how he headed the team that distributed relief materials to the people as Mbaise people ensured maximum security for him. He subsequently blessed Ndi-Mbaise, his in-laws of double honour, declaring that he would never forget nor forsake them. Ogu Edozie Williams Reporting for IPOB writers



Vestibulum bibendum felis sit amet dolor auctor molestie. In dignissim eget nibh id dapibus. Fusce et suscipit orci. Aliquam sit amet urna lorem. Duis eu imperdiet nunc, non imperdiet libero.

Post A Comment:


Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.