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Rising Tension Over Nnamdi Kanu Parents’ Burial Holds Today

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There is a rising tension as all is prepared for the burial today of Eze Israel Kanu and his wife, Sally, the parents of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

The burial is holding in Isiama Afaraukwu in the Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State.

The Reference Daily News gathered that on Thursday that there was heavy availability of policemen at the command’s headquarters prepared for action during the burial.

Earlier in the day, the Commissioner of Police in Abia State, Mr Ene Okon, directed the removal of Close Circuit Television placed by unknown persons around Isiama Afaraukwu Umuahia ahead of the burial of Eze Israel Kanu and his wife Sally.

He disclosed while individuals had the right to install CCTV in their homes, nobody had the right to place one on public properties on the street because of its security implications.

Okon revealed this during a final meeting with the elders of the three communities that made up Afaraukwu on Thursday at the command’s headquarters in Umuahia. 

The meeting was meant to avoid crisis.

He said the command had made plans to police the burial venue and would implement it to the latter.

He stressed that the state police command was willing to givesecurity during the burial of the monarch and his wife. 

He added that he had no plans to disrupt the burial.

He said, “I invited the elders of the Afaraukwu communities to tell you how prepared we are for the burial of the deceased monarch and his wife.”

“I’m sure that the community selected February 14 as the burial date for the King and his queen to indicate the love they have for each other and I commend you for that.” 

“I want to assure that we are prepared to provide security during the burial of the monarch and beyond; but the police would not fold its arms and watch any group truncate the peace of Afaraukwu and Abia State in the name of IPOB, which is a proscribed organisation.”

The CP appealed with the elders to warn the Leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, to desist from playing propaganda with his parents’ burial.

“We are aware through intelligence that many IPOB members had arrived Kanu’s home on Wednesday night.”

“But we advise him to let them remain in his house and if he wants them to bury his parents, let them do that within his compound while the elders sit down and watch them. Let them and posterity judge that,” the CP added.

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