The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) yesterday condoled with the families of the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Prof George Obiozor, and his Deputy, Dr Joel Kroham. The duo died after brief illnesses.
IPOB in a condolence message signed by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, said that by the death of the Ohanaeze leaders, Ndigbo have lost two Irokos.
The statement reads: “We the global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the leadership and command of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu commiserate with the families of the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Professor George Obiozor, and Dr Joel Kroham, who died after brief illnesses.
“Igbo family has lost two Irokos who have kept shade over their people. IPOB has lost people who have been working and speaking during their lifetime, urging the Federal Government of Nigeria to release Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu Kanu.
“The movement also worked closely with late Elder Amaechi Mbazuluike, who died on November 1st, 2022.
“Ndigbo have lost some great leaders within the last two months. These men demanded that Buhari and his APC government release Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu Kanu. We continue to urge the Nigerian government to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu because of these great men who are now in the bosom of the Lord.
“Ndigbo will be very grateful if the Federal Government of Nigeria releases Mazi Nnamdi Kanu for peace to reign in the land of the rising Sun.
“We asked God Almighty, Chukwu Okike Abiama, who lives in heaven to give the families fortitude to bear these great losses to their families.”