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October 20, 20192min960

The mother of the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Ugoeze Sally Nnenne Okwu-Kanu is death.

The IPOB leader ,Nnamdi Kanu in a video he shared on youtube  announced the passing of his dear mother, he talked about her generosity, what led to her death and the best way to honour her.

The full transcript of the video from Kanu announcing the death below:

Fellow Biafrans, lovers of freedom all over the world. I bring you the particularly sad news on this very day about the passing of my mother, Ugoeze Sally Nnenne Okwu-Kanu who died on the 30th of August this year in Germany.

Anybody who met my mother or had the unique privilege of making her acquaintance will testify to her generosity but above all, her devotion and love for Biafra. Not just for Biafra as a project but for all those who are within it. She saw IPOB as her family and did everything that she could to ensure that this very struggle is what it is today.

And as we all know the events of the 14th of September 2017 contributed immensely to her ill-health which unfortunately the doctors were not able to do anything about.

A mother as caring and compassionate as she is, watching and seeing how children being killed – twenty-eight (28) of them in total – and having to see their dead bodies traumatized her to the extent that she took ill of which she never recovered. 

Kanu escaped to UK after the Nigerian Army’s onslaught against his movement and has remained defiant on the pursuit of the Biafran dream.

He has melt with the European Union and delivered speech to them as well as some international groups.

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