This was revealed in a statement endorsed by Mr. Emma Powerful, the spokesperson for the IPOB, who said that the award of honour was given to Kanu as a great liberator of the Igbo people.
The award ceremony which took place at the Nike Hotel in Enugu, Mr. Emma stated, is an evidence that Kanu has remained “a man of the masses even while incarcerated”.
“Prince Nnamdi Kanu received the award as a great liberator of our days and as the man who destroyed the falsehood in Nigeria with the truth without a metallic bullets and bombs, his determination, resoluteness and truthfulness towards the liberation of his people accorded him the honour and respect among the youths across the world.”
The spokesperson for the pro-Biafran group also made it known that the group’s members worldwide commend the leadership and members of the Igbo Youths Movement for their decision.
“IPOB family members worldwide under Mazi Kanu promise to restore Biafra through a peaceful means because it is a divine project from Chukwuokike Abiama (God Almighty) which no human being can stop. The killing, torture, intimidation and arrest of Biafrans cannot stop our resolve towards the restoration of Gods projects.”
See pictures of the award below:
Recall that Nnamdi Kanu who aside being the leader of the IPOB, is also the Directior Of Radio Biafra, was arrested in October 2015 at the Murtala Mohammad International Airport, Lagos, by the Department of State Services (DSS), on his arrival to Nigeria from the United Kingdom and his since been under detention.
Kanu and alongside two other Biafra activists are being detained over treason charges and other offences bordering on his agitation for the secession of the Republic of Biafra from Nigeria.