28th September, 2017
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has called on the International Community to prevail on the Federal Government to produce its leader, Nnamdi Kanu whom it declared missing.
The group also declared his parents, HRM Eze Israel Kanu and Ugoeze Sally Nmeme Kanu, missing.
In a statement by the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB said Kanu who holds British citizenship has been missing after the alleged military invasion of his Afarakwu home in Umuahia, Abia State.
The group demanded urgent attention of the United Nations mission in Nigeria and the UK government “as the creator of Nigeria, her colonial master and nation with the most influence over the affairs Nigeria to prevail upon the present regime of President Muhammadu Buhari and his henchman, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai to produce our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu or tell the world what has become of him.
“Ever since this brutal assault that left 28 dead inside his compound including two of his cousins, [Kanu and his parents] have not been seen.
“The video footage of the assault and the extent of destruction wreaked on his family home is in the public domain.
“Video clips and photographs of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s bedroom riddled with bullet holes from the guns of the Nigerian soldiers that stormed the palace is evident till today.
“The assailing soldiers also stole a lot of valuable materials from the palace of which we have corroborative evidence and incontrovertible proof that places the stolen items in the possession of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, the newly appointed Abia State Commissioner of Police and other Nigerian security personnel.
“Due to the sensitive nature of this information, it will be made available to UN, British investigators and other reputable international investigators.”