Some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) today took to social media with a renewed allegation that the Nigerian Army is trying to kill its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
In Umuahia, the hometown of Mr. Kanu, there is reported tension as soldiers are reported to have surrounded his residence.
In a statement sent to SaharaReporters, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, legal adviser to Mr. Kanu, affirmed that the residence is currently “under siege by the trigger happy soldiers acting under the direct instruction of Chief of Army Staff."
He said the IPOB leader has been placed under house arrest and that the soldiers are shooting sporadically into the air, adding that there casualties.
According to Mr. Ejiofor: “Casualties are being counted as the unprovoked assault progressed. The figures can't be ascertained now. They drove in their thousands to arrest and maim him. I just got a distressed call from him now. Further efforts to establish contact with him has remained unsuccessful.
As it stands now, I can't confirm whether he is dead or alive. The operation python dance presently launched by the Buhari led administration in the south east, principally targeted at eliminating my client, is yielding the desired result to the presidency, having launched a man hunt for my client and unarmed members of indigenous people of Biafra. Let the world know that the federal Government has practically abandoned their case in court in search of a brute route to eliminate my client. As I type this statement, his residence has been cordoned off by the military, a majority of whom are of Fulani extraction.
The world should hold Buhari led federal government responsible if anything untoward happens to Nnamdi Kanu. The situation is very tense at the moment.”
Last Sunday, IPOB also accused the Nigerian Army of attacking the residence of its leader.