Hananya Naftali, a native Israeli Jew and activist, said he support Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, and the Biafra cause.
Naftali who had on September called for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, in a post he made on Sunday on his verified Facebook page, said “I support Nnamdi Kanu and the Biafran cause”.
Kanu, who is still in Nigerian prison, was seized in Kenya in July 2021 and illegally repatriated to Nigeria.
He faces charges of treason and other baseless crimes for calling for a referendum on the independent state of Biafra in the east of the country.
“The Nigerian government must release him from captivity,” said Naftali, who is also an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist and social media influencer, who shared a photo showing Nnamdi Kanu at the Western Wall in Jerusalem years ago.
“Expressing support for Biafrans is not a crime, it’s freedom of speech,” Naftali said on September 2021.