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IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu Finally Describes How He Escape From Nigeria

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Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has finally describes how he escape when military personnel on “Operation Python Dance II” stormed his residence in Afaraukwu, Umuahia of Abia state.

Nnamdi Kanu said they managed to get to Azumiri in the coastal area of Abia State from where he found his way to the Republic of Benin, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast before landing in Senegal

The IPOB leader said it took him over a year before he found his way into Israel after escaping Nigeria, describing it as the toughest moment of his life.

We also reported about Nnamdi Kanu to lead IPOB members to United Nations General Assembly

He said he sustained serious injuries during the attack.

Kanu also said he moved through the creeks before he eventually found himself in the Republic of Benin.

“We were able to rent a boat on the coast. We left from a small town in Abia, Azumiri, an unobtrusive place where the Nigerian authorities might not have thought to look”

“We planned to go to the Republic of Benin, just west of Nigeria. For 14 days we travelled in dangerous seas in a small boat with an outboard motor.

“The Atlantic off that coast is heavy, stormy, and treacherous; on more than one occasion waves threatened to swamp our little craft.

“I was still gravely injured and in need of constant medical attention. At one point we put ashore to find ice to keep the medication I needed chilled. It was a dangerous time. I stayed hidden in a room while my companions went foraging for supplies.

“From Benin, I travelled by road to Senegal, a distance of nearly 2,000 kilometres. Once in Senegal I was able to make arrangements to travel to Israel. None of these journeys was easy.

“I was still in pain and the threat from Nigerian agents abroad never went away. When we stopped to rest on the road, I couldn’t go out.

“My world was shrunk to a room with a window, and sometimes not even that. I might as well have been in prison.

“Benin, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, all the countries I had to pass through relies economically on Nigeria, their governments corrupt enough to arrest me and send me back. I had to stay silent, unknown.

“I couldn’t even tell my wife or family where I was, just in case they became targets. It was agonizing to realize that they didn’t know if I was dead or alive.

“Israel was a haven for me, but it took over a year to get there, and only then did I feel confident enough to let my fellow IPOB family members and immediate family know I was safe.”

 

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