Israel has denied that the Spiritual Leader of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is in Jerusalem, according to photographs and a video released on Saturday by the separatist group.
Israel’s denial was made by the spokesman of its spokesman Foreign Ministry, Emmanuel Nashon, who spoke with some African journalists in Jerusalem.
Apart from the photographs and video released by IPOB, Kanu also addressed a world press broadcast, which he claimed he did from Jerusalem.
But Nashon said the photographs and video could well be old ones.
He said there was no evidence Kanu was in the country at the time he claimed.
He said: “There are no details about his recent visit to this country yet.
“Our relationship with Africa is extremely important.
“Israel is a peaceful nation that believes in the process of the world at this changing times.
“Jerusalem is one of the great cities in the world.
“We have Judaism, Christianity and Islam as religions.
“We are considering a lot of networks with Africa and African journalists will get direct contact with Israel journalist so that you don’t need to take news from agencies.
“Our embassies will also provide you with information any time you want it.
“Israel is a place with a lot of diversity and you see Jews from Africa and other parts of the world.
“We have Christians we have Muslims also.
“We are united in Israel.”