The embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has disclosed how he escaped the military operation Python Dance that led to his exile from the country.
In an interview with Israeli TV Channel 1 on Saturday, Kanu alleged 28 people were murdered during the operation which happened in Umuahia, Abia State.
Kanu said, “When I came out (of prison), I continued to preach to my people. I continued to practise my Jewish religion,” he said.
“And one day, the Nigerian army came to my house to kill me. They killed 28 people in their attempt to kill me.
“My people evacuated me before they came to my bedroom. They took me away and smuggled me out of Nigeria. I needed some time to recover which I did and then, had to make my way to Israel.”
The IPOB leader added he feels relieved that he managed to make it to Israel, “the only place I feel safe in the world.”
He said he could have gone back to England (where he had been for years) “but I still don’t feel safe in England. That is why I stayed back in Israel.”