Following the visit to Imo by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, some called it a blessing , while some said it caused them unexpected difficulties.
Vanguard spoke to a cross section of members of the various pro-Biafra groups that converged in Umuahia to name Nnamdi Kanu the leader and arrowhead of the agitation for Briafra Republic.
One of the supporters of Biafra struggle, introduced himself as Chima Mbata, age ,28, from Nkwerre Local Government Area, Imo state, said that he got healed of his two days headache after sighting Kanu from the crowd. Iheme said:
“I was in the House and my mother called me to come out and see Nnamdi Kanu, at Orlu road roundabout, I told her that I can’t come because I was not feeling fine. “But she insisted, then I managed to come out immediately I saw Kanu, I was healed. I become stronger and joined other young men in the struggle.”
Also, speaking to Vanguard, a sachet water seller, who preferred the name, Juliana Ugo, from Ebonyi state, said:
” I made up to 11, 500, I have never realised this type of money before as a pure water seller, to the extent that there was no where you can get pure water. “Some of us who still have it in their stock started selling it for N20 each while some sold a sachet for N30.”