Nnamdi Kanu; How I Escaped From Nigeria

By OMA | 04-11-2019 | Politics |  

When the Operation Python Dance became unbearable.

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The Leader of the Indegenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has taken time out to outline details of his horrendous Escape from Nigeria revealing the route he travelled and how long and torturous it was Moving from his Afaraukwu, Umuahia Residence in Abia State to Israel.

Nnamdi Kanu reveled he had Travelled through the Republic of Benin, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal before his final trip to Isreal.

The journey he said started when he managed to get to Azumiri, a coastal area of Abia state..

In what Kanu described as one of the toughest moments of his life, Kanu narrated that it took him over a year before he found his way to Israel fleeing from Africa.

Kanu revealed the Attack on his home town had left him with varying degrees of Injury but braved the journey anyway.

In his Narration, he claimed to have transversed the creeks before he found himself in Benin Republic..

"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".. Nnamdi Kanu being quoted by the Sun.

"We planned to go to the Republic of Benin, Just west of Nigeria. For 14days we travelled in dangerous seas in a small boat with an outboard motor".

"The Atlantic off that Coast is Heavy, Stormy, and 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 travelled by road to Senegal, a distance of nearly 2,000 kilometers. Once in Senegal I was able to make arrangements to travel to isreal. None of this journey 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 couldnt 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 incase they became targets. It was agonising to realise that they didnt 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."

This is the direct testimony of Nnamdi Kanu as monitored by OMA.