The leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra( IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, has finally revealed how he appeared in Israel after the Nigerian soldiers Invaded his hometown in Abia State on 14th September 2017.
Kanu said they were able to rent a boat on the coast and left a small town in Abia, Azumiri, an unobtrusive place where the Nigerian authorities might not have thought to look.
He further revealed that he was gravely injured and in need of constant medical attention while trying to get to Israel.
He noted that from Benin, he traveled by road to Senegal, a distance of nearly 2,000 kilometers
“Eventually we were able to rent a boat on the coast. We left from a small town in Abia, Azumiri, an unobtrusive place where the Nigerian authorities might not have thought to look.”
“We planned to go to the Republic of Benin, just west of Nigeria. For 14 days we traveled in dangerous seas in a small boat with an outboard motor.”
“The Atlantic off that coast is heavy, stormy, treacherous. On more than one occasion waves threatened to swamp our little craft.”
“I was still gravely injured and in need of constant medical attention. At one point we put ashore to find ice to keep the medication I needed chilled. It was a dangerous time. I stayed hidden in a room while my companions went foraging for supplies.”
“From Benin, I traveled by road to Senegal, a distance of nearly 2,000 kilometers. Once in Senegal, I was able to make arrangements to travel to Israel. None of these journeys was easy.”
“I was still in pain and the threat from Nigerian agents abroad never went away. When we stopped to rest on the road, I couldn’t go out.”
“My world was shrunk to a room with a window, and sometimes not even that. I might as well have been in prison.”
“Benin, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, all the countries I had to pass through rely economically on Nigeria, their governments corrupt enough to arrest me and send me back. I had to stay silent, unknown.”
“I couldn’t even tell my wife or family where I was, just in case they became targets. It was agonizing to realize that they didn’t know if I was dead or alive.”
“Israel was a haven for me, but it took over a year to get there, and only then did I feel confident enough to let my fellow IPOB family members and immediate family know I was safe.”