Date: February 17, 2020, 07:08:29 AM
Umuahia shut down as Kanu’s parents are interred amid heavy security: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
A motley crowd of sympathisers from different parts of Igbo land trooped to Afaraukwu to pay their last respect to the deceased.
Many mourners from the Southeast and South-South zones of the country majority of whom were suspected to be IPOB members attended the burial but without any Biafra flag or IPOB insignia.
Meanwhile, all the five Southeast governors stayed away from the burial. Neither did any of them send officials to represent the state government nor send condolence messages to the family, at the event which witnessed a mammoth crowd.
Reacting on the absence of the Southeast governors, the Leader of Movement for the Actualization Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Uchenna Madu, said it doesn’t speak well for an event that was supposed to be an Igbo affair. He also criticized the fact that no notable serving politician from Umuahia attended the burial. The MASSOB leader, however, commended Obi, Abaribe and Umeh, who he described as the true Igbo leaders.