There is relative peace in lsiama Afaraukwu, Umuahia North local government area of Abia State, home of Nnamdi Kanu this morning as his parents are being buried today.
His Royal Highness, Israel Okwu Kanu and his wife, Ugoeze Meme Sally, parents of the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, are being buried Friday morning in the community.
Jungle Journalist Media Limited correspondent in Umuahia observed that
the city is besieged by security operatives in and around the venue of the burial ceremony.
“Umuahia is being watched closely by security operatives have been on peaceful patrol since 6am.
“Shops in the city are closed, especially around Factory Road, the way to the burial.
Despite the heavy security presence, thousands of mourners dressed in black were seen in different groups.
Most of the thousands of people in the community are youths, apparently members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). However, no one is seen in any Biafran paraphernalia as most of them were dressed in black.
Another group wore the toga of Judaists, and chanted praises and worship.
Our reporter also monitored the burial motorcade of the royal parents, as they were driven into the community from Madonna Mortuary, Umuahia. Hundreds of the youths also sang and ran along with the convoy carrying the corpses all the way from the mortuary into the compound.
The corpses arrived in three white limousines, decked with flowers, while Apams Undertakers dressed in whites and red led the way with musical accompaniment. Horse riders were also part of the burial train who marched along major streets of the state capital.
Traditional musical groups also performed from different points of the community, suggesting strongly that a great king indeed is being buried.
Relatives of the Biafran leader as well as traditional chiefs of the community were on ground to pay their respect to the dead.
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