- The federal government has accused Nnamdi Kanu of instigating the killing of notable Nigerians in the southeast
- Some of these Nigerians include; Chike Akunyili, the late husband to a former director-general of NAFDAC, Dora Akunyili and Ahmed Gulak
- Kanu has also been accused of directing the destruction of government-owned facilities in the southeast especial police stations, INEC and correctional facilities
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has been accused of being responsible for the killing of Chike Akunyili, the husband of the late director-general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Dora Akunyili.
The accusation was labelled against Nnamdi Kanu by the federal government of Nigeria on Friday, October 22.
According to the federal government, Kanu is also responsible for the murder of a former presidential aide, Ahmad Gulak in Owerri, Imo state and over 175 others in the southeast region.
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Punch reports that these allegations against Kanu are contained in a report by the 24-member committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate Kanu.
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The committee headed by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, comprises members of the federal ministry of justice, the federal ministry of information and the Nigeria Police Force.
Other members of the committee are from the Department of State Services, the National Intelligence Agency and the Defence Intelligence Agency.
The committee in its report said that members of the IPOB and the Eastern Security Network (ESN) carried out massive attacks on various institutions in the southeast region on the orders of Kanu.
Some of the facilities listed that were destroyed by the IPOB and the ESN include the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which the committee claimed hampered the nation's democratic process.
According to the committee's report, the IPOB and ESN members received the directive for the attack from Kanu through an online call-in radio programme on Radio Biafra.
During the program, the committee alleged that Kanu instigated his followers to burn down all Police stations and kill government security agencies among many other atrocities.
From the report, the alleged attacks were carried out between October 2020 and June 2021 leading to the killing of 175 security personnel.
“That 175 security personnel were killed by IPOB/ESN, comprising 128 policemen, 37 military personnel and 10 other security operatives. Killing of prominent Nigerians: Recently there were gruesome killings of traditional leaders: Obi 1 of Okwudor autonomous community, Eze E. Anayochukwu Durueburuo and Eze Sampson Osunwa of Ihebineowerre autonomous community as well as the killings of Dr Chike Akunyili and eight others as well as the killing of Alhaji Ahmed Gulak on May 30, 2021.”
It also said that 396 firearms and 17,738 ammunition were carted away by members of the two groups during the several attacks on government facilities while 1,841 inmates were made to escape from the headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Owerri in Imo state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Kanu was at the Federal High Court Abuja on Thursday, October 21, for the trial of the charges levelled against him by the federal government.
The leader of the IPOB was brought into the court premises in a black Sports Utility Vehicle amid tight security at about 8 am.
Kanu is been tried on a seven-count charge bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism by the Nigerian government.