Uchechi Okwu Kanu, the wife of a political activist, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra and the director of Radio Biafra Nnamdi Kanu, gives birth to a bouncing baby boy.
The message appears on the one of Facebook pages of Biafra movement.
It reads: “Good morning great Biafrans with joy in our hearts and celebration of new arrival to IPOB family, our first lady the wife of our eminent leader Joshua Nnamdi Kanu has delivered a healthy baby boy, mother and child are in good health.”
Kanu was in mid-October 2015 arraigned in Nigeria by the country’s secret police, charged to court where he was granted bail and still remains in DSS custody after meeting all bail conditions.
Pro—Biafra leader refused to take plea in court, protesting his trial before Justice Mohammed Ahmed of a Federal High Court in Abuja.
Okwu-Kanu defended her husband’s struggle for Biafra independence and argued pro-Biafrans have the right to self-determination.
Kanu’s wife in her last interview stated that she needed her husband and mentioned about her eight-old pregnancy, noting that it’s not public thing.
Pro-Biafrans call for the independence of territories that constituted the Biafran Republic, established during the civil war in Nigeria, that claimed between one and three million lives.