A storm of reactions by Nigerians has greeted the rumoured death of Nnamdi Kanu, with #RIPNnamdiKanu trending on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.
This online news platform understands that the news of Nnamdi Kanu’s death first emerged on the micro-blogging site, Twitter last week when Miss Olunloyo tweeted that the IPOB leader was dead and had been cremated in Italy.
However, a day after the tweet, Olunloyo took to Twitter again to retract her claims, saying she confirmed from Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Nigerian Minister who is Nnamdi Kanu’s ally, that the IPOB leader is hale and hearty and not dead as earlier claimed by her.
Naija News had reported earlier that Kanu delivered a live broadcast on Sunday on Radio Biafra, where he accused the people in Aso Rock and Chinese doctors of being responsible for the deaths in Kano state, northern Nigeria.
“I said, right now people are dying in Kano, the people to hold responsible are the people in Aso Rock. People are dying now in their numbers in the North. Before the Chinese came, were people dying like this?” The IPOB leader asked.
Reacting to the live broadcast, Olunloyo insisted that Nnamdi Kanu is dead and that person that spoke as the IPOB leader during the live broadcast on Radio Biafra on Sunday, was “physically in Nigeria doing his voice over.”
The controversial journalist tweeted: “Nnamdi Kanu has died and gone. The person on a radio/video show yesterday didn’t have to hide their face. That person was physically in Nigeria doing his voice over. As a broadcaster, I can do voices of many public figures.”
Nnamdi Kanu has died and gone. The person on a radio/video show yesterday didn’t have to hide their face. That person was physically in Nigeria doing his voice over. As a broadcaster, I can do voices of many public figures. #RIPNnamdiKanu
— Medical Journalist Dr. Kemi Olunloyo (@KemiOlunloyo) April 27, 2020
She added hours later: “I don’t spread unverified news.”
I don’t spread unverified news.#RIPNnamdiKanu
— Dr Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo (@JayBlaze2411) April 27, 2020
Moments after the tweet by Kemi Olunloyo with the #RIPNnamdiKanu trending, Nigerians jumped on the hashtag in reaction to Nnamdi Kanu’s death rumour.
Naija News captured some of the reactions below…
— Al’ameen (@Al_ameen_Yabo) April 27, 2020
Aunty @KemiOlunloyo this popcorn will last till two weeks as we await the official announcement of Kanu’s death like that of #AbbaKyari as you earlier gisted the nation. Ma’am, am I permitted to say #RIPNnamdiKanu in advance??? Audience, u’re free to eat from the popcorn ooo pic.twitter.com/tr5733u03j
— Hon. Surg. Ola_Ibrahim (@youngman_olami) April 27, 2020
— Nihinlola Olowe (@Nihinlola___) April 27, 2020
If #RIPNnamdiKanu is true then Biafrans don’t need to worry.
Tacha is here and will take over as the Leader of the cause
— Mechanic Johnny (@pepperjon2) April 27, 2020
— The undertakers (@D_Undertakers) April 27, 2020
Quote me any day.
The day I start believing any story that has its source solely from Kemi Olunloyo, it means I have lost my sanity.
Those who credited her story on the death of Abba Kyari and attacked my timeline can also come back for #RIPNnamdiKanu
I am here waiting pic.twitter.com/l3uO25qCT0
— Comrade (@iAGB4REAL) April 27, 2020
Kemi Olunloyo: Abba Kyari died two weeks ago.
World people: Yes. Aunty Kemi doesn’t lie. She’s a prophetess
Same Kemi: Nnamdi Kanu is dead.
W. People: This person is a madwoman. Don’t take her seriously
See ehn, hypocrisy is a Nigerian and has a shop in Onitsha.#RIPNnamdiKanu
— Ancestral_Spirit (@Zion_ose) April 27, 2020
Rightfully or Wrongfully, a person who stands firm on his ideology is a Fighter. I may dislike his followers for ruining his project but Nnamdi Kanu just like Nzeogwu is a Man i will forever acknowledge.
The struggle lives! #RIPNnamdiKanu #RIPKanu pic.twitter.com/8fob7tFV1K
— Muhammad Kabir (@Maaji_MK) April 27, 2020
Wait oo, e be like say Nnamdi Kanu don die true true oo. The attacks on aunty Kemi on the matter don go down. IPOB, do us a live video of him and kill this!!
— OONI OF ABUJA (@Deji_OoniAbj) April 27, 2020
— Al’ameen (@Al_ameen_Yabo) April 27, 2020
This is when the igbos IPOBS were praising @KemiOlunloyo when her news about Abba kyari suite them.
— BUHARI FIRST SON. (@Bmatty321) April 27, 2020
If this picture is your proof if #RIPNnamdiKanu then you must simply be delusional. No face masks & the church looks this crowded in Europe not even Nigeria? Please take me to the circus, I’ll be there waiting for y’all pic.twitter.com/UtQkOE6DJX
— Amala Tourist/Ambassador (@Savagekizz) April 27, 2020
— Agba Buhari Nkiti O Na Ezuzu (@Emmy_Wise10) April 27, 2020