The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Wednesday said the resounding reception accorde its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, in Canada was a proof the people were fully determined and committed to the pursuit of Biafra independence.
The group commended Biafran veterans and various Igbo groups in the country for the respect, honour and recognition given to its leader during the event.
A statement by the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said Kanu had so far successfully mobilised and united Biafrans living in North America under one common purpose.
The statement reads: “The worldwide family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) congratulates IPOB family in Canada for the huge turn out and awesome reception given to our indefatigable leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on 8th & 9th of June 2019 in Toronto.
“Biafrans living in the United States of America and Canada have proven through this visit and town hall meetings that our people are fully determined, united and committed to the pursuit of Biafra independence as undisputedly championed by IPOB.
“Special thanks go to those who dedicated their time and energy in making sure that this landmark visit by our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is a resoundingly successful one.
“IPOB leadership also commended the enthusiasm, love and regard Biafrans across the board exhibited during the town hall meeting.”
The group pledged continued relentless march to its preordained destination of Biafra freedom regardless of intimidation, arrest, killings and massacre orchestrated and designed to humiliate it.
“Kanu will continue to hold town hall meetings and private consultations in the coming weeks.
“His next stop is the city of Los Angeles California and from there to Houston Texas then Chicago and finally New York where he will be rounding up this historic tour of North America.
“We are urging Biafrans both home and in the diaspora to continue to provide strong support and security for our leader during these times.
“IPOB High Command and Directorate of State (DOS) are working tirelessly hard and will leave no stone unturned in our agitation for the total liberation of Biafra and other oppressed peoples in Nigeria,” the statement added.