Afaraukwu: ‘We want a peaceful burial’ Kanu’s family, community warns

Obinwannem News Afaraukwu: 'We want a peaceful burial' Kanu’s family, community warns

The family of the late Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and Ugoeze Sally Kanu has warned the Nigerian security men against any form of attack on sympathizers of the family, as they prepare to pay last respects to their parents.

Speaking, the younger brother of the IPOB Leader, Prince Emmanuel Kanu, has urged the Army to stay away from the burial and allow the community bury their late monarch and his wife in a peaceful manner.

Also, the Afaraukwu community in Umuahia North council area of Abia State, the home town of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has stated that the Community will not tolerate any form of violence.

Briefing the press on preparations, President General, Afaraukwu community, Chief Ikechukwu Ndubueze, said the community wants a peaceful burial for their late monarch and his wife.

Chief Ikechukwu also explained that Some people don’t want the family to have a peaceful burial.

In his words, “What we are doing is a traditional burial. The entire Afaraukwu community wants a peaceful burial. We have been meeting with the security agencies in the state. What we are doing is not an IPOB affair, we are only burying our late monarch and his wife. They should allow us to bury our dead. Afaraukwu is a peaceful community.

“The Commissioner of Police is our tenant, the head of Immigration and other security chiefs live in our community. Even the Abia State Government House is our tenant. They won’t be living in our community if we are not peaceful.”

” They should stay away from the burial and allow us to bury our late parents. We don’t carry arms, we assure them we will conduct a peaceful burial. My parents have paid the supreme price, the Army should stay away.”

Obinwannem news also learnt that the National President, Ohanaeze Youth Council, Igboayaka O. Igboayaka, stated that it is unacceptable for President Muhammadu Buhari to deploy soldiers to the peaceful Afaraukwu community even when terrorists are killing Nigerians in the North-East zone.

Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News

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