Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua died in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital while undergoing a routine medical check-up. The Newspaper patron and influential media leader died at 78 years old after he reportedly suffered a massive heart attack during the medical check-up.
Moments after Isa Funtua death, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has taken to the social media platform, Facebook, to react to the death of Isa Funtua whom he described as “another architect of Operation Python Dance.”
In a brief statement released on his official Facebook Page about the death of President Muhammadu Buhari’s close ally, Kanu said the three people that will die after Isa Funtua are those that are against the emergence of Biafra Republic.
“All those that swore they would never live to see Biafra are all slowly leaving the stage. This proves that Biafra is imminent and 2020 is our year.”
Meanwhile, Isa Funtua will be buried today, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The life patron of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria hailed from Katsina like the president. He served as a minister of water resources under ex-President Shehu Shagari, who presided over Nigeria between 1979 and 1983.