Missing IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu Resurfaces In Jerusalem On Facebook Live (VIDEO)

Missing IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu Resurfaces In Jerusalem On Facebook Live (VIDEO)

By Wires Editor | The Trent on October 19, 2018
Nnamdi Kanu, Uche Ejiofor, HRH Eze Israel Kanu, Lolo Sally
Nnamdi Kanu, a Biafra secessionist leader

Nnamdi Kanu, a leader of proscribed separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, who has not been seen for the past one year, has resurfaced in Isreal, according to a video clip and photographs posted on the internet on Friday, October 19, 2018,

In the 7.29 minutes video, Kanu was seen wearing a white cloth, white sandal and a white skull cap. He was standing facing a wall and praying at a place that looked like the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.

Nnamdi Kanu poses for a picture in Jerusalem | Twitter/@nkebetojackson)

In the undated video, while praying, he glanced through a book that looked like a bible.

In one of the photographs, Kanu was seen in the same cloth standing with a young man in a red jersey. In another photo, he was flanked by three men.

Nnamdi Kanu poses for a picture in Jerusalem | Twitter/@nkebetojackson)

Kanu’s whereabouts had been unknown since a contingent of military personnel stormed his father’s house last year.

While there were initial speculations that he may have died in that attack, there were also rumours that he was captured and in the custody of the Nigerian security agencies.

Though the military and security agencies denied he was in their custody, Kanu’s family members and IPOB insisted that the Nigerian security forces must produce him.

The Nigerian government has not reacted to the latest development.

Watch the video below:


While many people see his reappearance as vindication of the government’s position that Kanu was running from the law, others allege that he’s likely making a reappearance to disrupt the 2019 general elections.

Kanu had previously been reported to have been spotted in Ghana with his wife, Uchechi, in February 2018, but she claimed weeks later to be unaware of his whereabouts and accused the government of illegally holding him hostage.

“Nigerian Army should tell the world what has happened to him because they were the last people who were in touch with him,” she said.

However, according to a report by The Punch, Kanu’s brother, Emmanuel, confirmed that it was him in the video that’s making the rounds on social media.

Emmanuel also told The Punch that IPOB’s deputy director, Uche Ejiofor, has also confirmed that it was Kanu in the video.

“I can confirm to you that the person in the video is Kanu. He was praying in the video that we saw. We are happy that he is still alive and we will try to establish communication with him,” he said.

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