MASSOB blames mil­i­tary for Nnamdi Kanu par­ents’ death

The Punch - - NEWS - Chi­diebube Okeoma, Ow­erri

THE Move­ment for Ac­tu­al­i­sa­tion of a Sov­er­eign State of Bi­afra has ac­cused the Nige­rian mil­i­tary of fast-track­ing the death of the par­ents of the leader of the pro­scribed In­dige­nous Peo­ple of Bi­afra, Nnamdi Kanu.

MASSOB leader, Uche Madu, in a state­ment on Wed­nes­day, said the in­va­sion of Kanu’s home in Umuahia, Abia State in 2017 by the Nige­rian mil­i­tary foisted trauma and psy­cho­log­i­cal chal­lenge on Kanu’s par­ents.

The Madu de­scribed the death of the tra­di­tional ruler and his wife “as greater shock to the MASSOB and the en­tire peo­ple of Bi­afra.”

The state­ment added, “The leader of MASSOB de­scribed the fac­tors that led to their deaths as the trau­matic and psy­cho­log­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ence as­so­ci­ated with the mil­i­tary in­va­sion of the royal palace on Septem­ber 2017. The late tra­di­tional ruler and his wife saw the Nige­rian mil­i­tary rav­aged the Afa­raukwu com­mu­nity, they saw blood of un­armed young men and women flowed on the ground, they felt the vi­bra­tion of Nige­ria mil­i­tary weapons of war­fare dev­as­tat­ing their com­mu­nity. They were sub­jected to psy­cho­log­i­cal trauma which later de­te­ri­o­rated their health even unto death.”

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