We don’t know Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts, he may have been killed by army - IPOB cries out
- IPOB has said that Nigerian government and the army might have killed its leader, Nnamdi Kanu
- Army had last week invaded Nnamdi Kanu’s compound at Isiama Afaraukwu Ibeku Umuahia Abia state
- The group maintained that nobody knew Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts since invasion took place
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused the Nigerian government and military of withholding details on the whereabouts of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Legit.ng gathered that the group said it was convinced that Kanu may have been killed, lamenting that he has not been seen or heard, days after troops stormed his residence.
The statement was contained in a statement by IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful on Monday, September 18.
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He said that he and other members of the group didn’t know Nnamdi Kanu and his parents’ whereabouts since last week invasion of his compound by the army.
The statement reads: “IPOB and its leadership worldwide under the command and leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to bring to the notice of the whole world that the whereabouts of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and parents are still unknown to mankind since the attack in his compound last week.
“IPOB has been searching for our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and parents nowhere to be found since last week, we are challenging the Nigerian army and police to produce our leader Mazi Nnamdi since it is a prerogative right for him to make statement inform his confidants and teeming members all over the world about his condition.
“For the army systematic withdrawal and deployment of police and the posting of police to every strategic places around his compound and the entire community proves that the Nigerian government knows the whereabouts of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu whether he is alive or dead because the army has done the job they were sent to do by picking Nnamdi Kanu.
"Men and women of good conscience across the globe to prevail on Nigerian government and her security operatives especially the Nigerian army with the southeast governors to produce our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu before it is too late, because we have gone so deep in search for our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu nowhere to be found.
“Since last week attack and onslaught against Kanu’s compound at Isiama Afaraukwu Ibeku Umuahia Abia state no eye have ever seen Mazi Nnamdi Kanu the IPOB leader. We also ask the world to tell Nigerian government if they arrested our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and parents or killed they should tell the world and Biafrans.
“It is high time the whole world ask questions about Nnamdi Kanu’ whereabouts because Kanu’s family were inside the compound during the attack. We also observed that during the and heavy high handedness on Nnamdi Kanu’ family about 22 IPOB members were killed and their dead bodies were taking away by Nigerian army and police officers who were drafted for the attack.
“We cannot ascertain where IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and parents are since then. We are worried how Nigerian army and police officers drafted to carry out this heinous crime would carry out would pick up our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and parents during the onslaught without making it open and they are still keeping quiet and mute over the whereabouts of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and parents up till this time.
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“We were made to understand on the newspaper publications that the order before coming for the attack was to get Nnamdi Kanu alive or dead, we ask if they have assassinated him with his parents they must let the whole world know about it and stop keeping quiet over the life of IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
The group also said that no amount of intimidation would make it surrender its fight for an independent Biafra nation.
It described the proscription of the group by the southeast governors as well as its declaration as a terrorist organisation by the Defence Headquarters as a nullity.
It maintained that only a referendum to determine a sovereign state of Biafra would assuage the group.
It accused the federal government of having a secret agenda to exterminate the Igbo race, adding that the Abia State Commissioner of Police was playing a rehashed script.
The group said, “We the family of Indigenous People of Biafra and its leadership worldwide under the command and leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to place on record that the newly appointed Commissioner of Police posted to Abia State is trying very hard to please his Northern Arewa masters…”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Nigerian army in Enugu said that the military exercise in the southeast, code-named Operation Python Dance 2 was not targeted at the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
In the Legit.ng video below; Nnamdi Kanu's lawyer reacts to the alleged military invasion of his client's house.