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Biafra News: Nnamdi Kanu Makes Huge Claim About Boko Haram

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Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, a Nigerian political activist, and leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a group canvassing for the secession and sovereignty of Eastern Nigeria, on Sunday said that terrorist organization, Boko Haram ‘has come to stay’, Empiregist reports.

Controversial Kanu who made this assertion on his known Twitter handle added that terrorist groups “have found safe haven in Nigeria now and forever”.

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Kanu is the man behind Nigeria’s separatists.

He founded the now-banned in 2014.

The plan to break away from Nigeria and form the independent nation of Biafra is not new.

In 1967, Igbo leaders declared a Biafran state, but after a brutal civil war, which led to the deaths of up to a million people, the secessionist rebellion was defeated.

But the idea of separatism has bubbled away since then and Kanu is the latest in a line of Biafran activists taking up the cause.

He was a relatively obscure figure until 2009 when he started Radio Biafra, a station that called for an independent state for the Igbo people and broadcast to Nigeria from London.

Though he grew up in Nigeria’s south-east and went to the University of Nsukka, Kanu moved to the UK before graduating.

At a time, he was tried for charges of “criminal conspiracy, intimidation and membership of an illegal organisation” by Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS).

Kanu was subsequently released on bail ‘for health reasons’. And he fled the shores of Nigeria in September 2017.

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