Uchechi Nnamdi Kanu, wife of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has stated that her husband is obsessed with the struggle that he could sacrifice her and the children to actualize the dream.
Speaking with Thisday, Uchechi said she will not advise her husband to drop the struggle.
“No, I will not advise my husband to jettison the struggle come what may. Anybody advising him to jettison the struggle, he will despise. That is his personality. To him, freedom from oppression is the holy grail. All he thinks about is Biafra and he would always say that he can only be regarded as a complete man when he’s able to rise up in the morning as a free man with Biafran flag flying on top of our house. That is what he always told me.”
Speaking on her husband’s insistence on the struggle, Uchechi said, “My husband is indomitably obstinate when it comes to fighting a good cause – he abhors oppression. My husband is a kind-hearted and very intelligent man, whose witticism can crack your ribs for a very long time. When he is at home, you will know. He is a man that is obsessed with Biafra to the point of insanity and many times he has said publicly that he would gladly sacrifice me, the children and the wider family, if that is what it would take for Biafra to be free. That is the type of man Nigeria is facing, and that is the kind of man my husband is.”
Kanu has been in custody since 2015. He is being tried alongside others for treasonable felony by the Nigeria Government.