Why was a Nigerian Biafra leader, Kanu, in Trump’s VIP section in Iowa?

The leader of a movement to establish an independent state of Biafra in Nigeria was seated in the VIP section of President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Des Moines last night.

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who was wearing a Make America Great Again knit hat, sat among top Iowa Republican officials throughout the evening. He appears to have sat close to state Rep. Ashley Hinson, a Republican congressional candidate in Iowa’s 1st District.

This morning, he tweeted out photos of him with Congressman Steve King and other attendees.

“What a night! I want to thank my friends in the leadership of the Republican Party in the great state of Iowa for a remarkable evening in Des Moines,” Kanu wrote on Facebook. “Truly delighted to be amongst such warm and compassionate people. A memorable and resoundingly thunderous speech by President Donald J. Trump. What a man, what a president!”

Biafra news site referred to Kanu as a “special guest of honor.”

The Nigerian leader had specific for praise for King.

“Our dear friend Congressman Steve King (R-Kiron) was there too, such a conscientious and caring gentleman,” Kanu said.

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