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Vol 65 No 4

Published 15th February 2024


Kanu's lobbyists for Biafra step up campaign

The separatist leader refused to appear in court in Abuja on 8 February but has more wealthy supporters in Washington DC

The campaign for a 'Jewish Autonomous Region in Biafra' is trying to boost its profile after hiring new lobbyists in the United States. Its backers hope to rekindle the political and military ties between the breakaway state of Biafra and Israel during Nigeria's civil war (July 1967-January 1970). Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who has been detained since 2022, says he has coverted to Judaism and was flying the Israeli flag in his compound in south-east Nigeria.

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