A psychologist who majors in human behaviour has reckoned that Nnamdi Kanu, the proscribed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is insane and that he requires help quickly.
Mr O. S. Peter of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) says a person is described as insane if the person is in a state of mind which prevents normal perception, behaviour, or social interaction.
He says Kanu exhibits this signs and it shows he is seriously mentally ill.
Analysing Kanu, he said the symptoms of mental disorders found in Kanu are strong feelings of anger. He says he is always expressing extreme anger, like burning Nigeria, killing Nigerians, destroying Nigeria and even leaders of South East/South.
He says these traits are similar to those found in Jim Jones, the infamous American preacher and faith healer turned cult leader who conspired with his inner circle to direct a mass murder-suicide of his followers in Jonestown, Guyana.
He said Kanu’s continuous description of Nigeria as a zoo is another trait of insanity.
He said instigating his supporters to beat up and disgrace politicians of Igbo extraction when they travel abroad, as in the case of former Senator Ike Ekweremadu, shows a strong trait of insanity.
The renowned psychologist said delusions or hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not really there) are other signs of insanity.
“When he says things like the VP was forcefully injected COVID-19 or that the VP and Femi Adesina were kidnapped or under house arrest or that Aso is empty, these are signs of insanity because they are a fabrication of his imagination.
Mr Peter adds that the denial of obvious issues like denying Igbos are Nigerians or assuming Igbos are Israelites or Jews and denying southeast politicians and leaders are not the major problem of the region are some signs of his insanity.
He added that it is unfortunate that there are people who think he speaks the truth because like Jim Jones, he will lead them all to destruction.
Mr Peter then explained that another trait of insanity found in Kanu is confused thinking. “Kanu is confused in his perception and thinking, for example he has raised this view about the President of Nigeria, Jibril of Sudan, Buhari is a clone, Buhari using silicon mask or that Buhari is doppelganger”.
“If Kanu submits himself for further examination it is possible that we find more traits of insanity in him. From the above, I have been able to establish that he has delusions, hallucinations, strong feelings of anger, denial of obvious issues and confused thinking but there could be more.