Revealed: They begged me to take only five states but I refused – Nnamdi Kanu

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Wednesday, claimed that the Nigerian Government offered him Biafra Republic while in Prison, with only the five South-East States but he turned it down.

According to him, he rejected the offer because that did not constitute the complete Biafra.

Kanu said he told them that he wanted a Biafra with Rivers and Benue States inclusive.

He made this disclosure when leaders of Igbo Civil Society Coalition led by Prof. Obasi Igwe paid him a solidarity visit at his Umuahia home.

The IPOB leader also claimed that he was offered an oil block and mansion in Dubai aimed at making him to abandon the cause but that he rejected them and insisted on the actualization of Biafra.

He said those things were Greek gifts to buy him over and maintained that he had no price other than to actualize the restoration of Biafra Republic and liberate the Igbos.

“They gave me Biafra in Prison with only the five Igbo states; I said no, I want Benue and Rivers”, Kanu said, adding that “Biafra is coming, there is nothing to stop it”.



  1. No be only Benue and Rivers. I love this guy’s guts, it just because he didn’t experience the civil war. It’s even the so called learned elites that are hovering around him that I pity. Tufyikwa!! Ewu is a goat

  2. Only in Nigeria can a person with a treasonable offense parade himself as a leader. Before he start another civil war, he should go and fight Boko Haram and see what a clash is before venturing into a full blown war.

  3. But Nigerians have the exclusive right to know the people behind the allegations, which this fellow just made. The matter needs to be thoroughly investigated because it is difficult to imagine that such a compromising gesture could rear its head under this administration.

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