A lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has raised alarm on the life of his client.
Ifeanyi Ejiofor said he is not aware if his client is alive or dead following an ongoing invasion of Kanu’s residence by the soldiers of the Nigerian military.
In a statement released on Tuesday, September 12, Ejiofor said: “Just to notify the world that my client’s (Nnamdi Kanu) house is presently under siege by the trigger happy soldiers acting under the direct instruction of Chief of Army staff.”
“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 if 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, majority of whom are of Fulani extraction.
“The world should hold Buhari led federal government responsible if anything untoward happen to Nnamdi Kanu. The situation is very tense at the moment.”
Nigerian Eye had earlier reported that soldiers of the Nigerian military laid siege in the home of the IPOB leader in Afara Ukwu in Umuahia on Tuesday, September 12.
Kanu’s sister, Tonia said the soldiers had invaded the compound of the IPOB leaders’s father shooting into Kanu’s window.
This particular invasion comes two days after soldiers of the Nigerian Army and some members of the IPOB clashed at the entrance of the compound of the IPOB leader in Umuahia on Sunday, September 10.
However, the military in their defence, the soldiers were only in the area to carry out its military exercise – show of force.