Photo and video of the leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has surfaced showing where he is praying in Jerusalem, Israel.
The photos and videos which were shared online by Radio Biafra were a deliberate attempt by Nnamdi Kanu to prove he was still alive.
At the start of the amateur video, just before he began praying, Nnamdi Kanu asked if he was alive.
Kanu went missing in September last year after the military invaded his home in Abia state and there had not been any trace of him until now.
He was declared missing by his community in Abia state, after the alleged “Operation Python Dance II” operation by the Nigerian Army in the South East.
Chronicle NG reports that many relatives of Nnamdi Kanu have also been allegedly declared missing by the Afara community in Umuahia following the invasion of his home by the Nigerian Army.
Kanu is a British-Nigerian political activist. He is a leading member of one of several Biafran separatist organisations, the Indigenous People of Biafra, which advocates a sovereign state for the Igbo-speaking people of Nigeria as well as those from the south-south region of Nigeria.
The 51-year-old was arrested on treason charges in Lagos on 14 October 2015 and was detained in a Nigerian jail without trial for more than a year-and-a-half, despite various court orders that ruled for his release.
When in court, Kanu appeared regularly wearing a Jewish prayer shawl and head covering.
He said in court that he “believes in Judaism” and considers himself a Jew.
On 28 April 2017, Kanu was released from prison on bail.