Unic Press UK: The Defense Headquarters of the Nigerian military said that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu is not in its custody.
The Director of Defence Information of the Nigerian military, Major General John Enenche, speaking during an interactive discourse with several media organizations on Friday, said: “Nnamdi Kanu is not in the custody of the military.”
Kanu’s lawyer Ifeanyi Ejiofor is, however, insisting that the Nigerian military has a case to answer with regard to the whereabouts of his client. In a statement Tuesday, Ejiofor averred:
“I made last contact with my client few minutes into the bloody onslaught in his home on the 14th day of September 2017. The soldiers must have made possible contact with him on this 14th day of September 2017, when they invaded his house on a bloody raid, and by virtue of which position, they should tell the world if he was caught by fire of bullets in the hit of the bloody onslaught or he was arrested alive. In all probability, my client may have been killed by the invading soldiers… My request is that the military should produce my client wherever they kept him…” (Ifeanyi Ejiofor)
UK ‘inquires’ about Kanu
Nnamdi Kanu, who holds dual citizenship [British and Nigerian] as of the time he was declared missing, has attracted attention from the United Kingdom authorities.
“The Indigenous People of Biafra is not a proscribed organisation in the UK… We are seeking urgent clarification from the Nigerian authorities about the status and whereabouts of Mr. Kanu, a British-Nigerian man, who has been reported missing since September 14”, said the Press Officer of the UK High Commission in Nigeria, Joe Abuku, to The Punch Newspapers.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are seeking a referendum on Biafra independence from the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
IPOB claims to be the original inhabitants and the owners of the lands and communities of Biafra and Biafraland presently located in the South East region, some parts of South South region and some parts of the Middle Belt of Nigeria.
The group is led by Nnamdi Kanu, who holds dual citizenship being a Nigerian cum British national. Kanu is the director of Radio Biafra.
Kanu is facing a series of court cases in Nigeria, but currently on bail. Since the Nigerian military invaded his home on 14th September 2017, his whereabouts unknown.