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IPOB Leader Kanu Not In Our Custody – Army Chief Buratai Tells Court

Unic Press UK: The Nigerian army has denied the allegations that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is held in custody by the military.

The position of the army was aired by its legal counsel Akinlolu Kehinde during the hearing of a case filed by Kanu legal counsel at the Federal High Court.

The army also claimed that the alleged invasion of Kanu house was false, despite the array of videos in the public domain.

Kanu legal counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor had earlier told the court that his client was last sighted with the Nigerian Army on the 14th day of September 2017; and that neither he (Ejiofor) nor any of Kanu family members had seen or heard from Kanu.

Kanu legal counsel Ifeanyi Ejiofor is praying an order of the court to compel the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, to produce the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, in court.

The case was adjourned to 13th December 2017.


About IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are seeking a referendum on Biafra independence from the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

IPOB, which was proscribed by the Nigerian government on September 2017, 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 the 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. 

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