By: Juli Mbah
Refreshing back the memory on the activities of late Lady Sally Nmenme okwu Kanu, the mother of IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu while she was alive.
Late Sally was buried along side her husband Eze Israel Okwu Kanu on 14th February 2020. A burial that drew the attention of international bodies and the presence of prominent men in old eastern region was heavily felt. Her death and that of her husband was as a result of the invasion of their royal home by Nigeria military in 2017 which lead to the death of so many youths. The shock of the invasion and destruction of the Palace of Late Isreal Okwu Kanu left the couple in damaged condition health wise which they suffered until finally they gave up.
Until her death, late Sally was a strong supporter of Biafra and a mother to all IPOB members which earned her the name “Mama Biafra”.
It was on a visit to Afaraukwu Palace the Nigeria senator Orji Uzor Kalu who hails from the same state tried to buy over late Sally by asking her to tell her son Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to drop the quest he’s fighting for and join Nigerian politics or business that he would gladly sponsor him but the reply he got was an epic and shocking reply.
According to Orji Uzor Kalu while discussing with her, he said – “Tell Your son Nnamdi Kanu to drop the agitation for Biafra and look for job or join politics, we are ready to help him instead of allowing him to risk his life for Biafra” ~Orji Uzor Kalu.
He got a shocking reply of his life:
“My son Nnamdi Kanu is old enough to know what he is doing: If the Nigerian govt kill him in the process, let them give me his corpse to bury” Mazi Nnamdi Kanu mother replies Orji Uzor Kalu.