The controversy regarding the whereabouts of the leader of proscribed separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, has been laid to rest as he has been spotted in Jerusalem, according to a video clip and photographs posted on the internet.
In a 7.29-minute video, Kanu was seen draped in orthodox Jewish religious attire made up of a white cloth, a pair of sandals and a white kippah or yarmulke (also called a kappel or skull cap) and clutching something that looked like a Bible.
In one of the pictures, he was standing facing a wall and praying at a place that looked like the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.
In the undated video, while praying, he glanced through a book that looked like a bible.
In one of the photographs, Kanu was seen in the same cloth standing with a young man in a red jersey. In another photo, he was flanked by three men.
Kanu’s whereabouts had been unknown since military contingent codenamed ‘Operation Python Dance’ stormed his father’s Afaraukwu, Umuahia country-home where he was living in 2017.
While there were initial speculations that he may have died in that attack, there were also rumours that he was captured and in the custody of the Nigerian security agencies.
Though the military and security agencies denied he was in their custody, Kanu’s family members and IPOB insisted that the Nigerian security forces must produce him.
The federal government is yet to react to the latest development.