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The Media and Publicity Secretary, of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Emma Powerful, in a statement on Tuesday, has insisted that its embattled leader, Nnamdi Kanu is in the custody of the Army.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) reiterated, yesterday, that its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is still in the custody of the Nigerian Army.
IPOB has also raised the alarm over incessant raids on Kanu’s compound in Afaraukwu Umuahia, by security operatives, the army and the police.
The group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, in a statement, insisted that Kanu is with the army because he vanished after the raid on his family home property last month.
“We must also point out to the world that those kidnapped during the invasion of our leaders compound, on September 14, 2017, are still unaccounted for, including Kanu. There is no doubt in our mind that our leader, alive or dead, is in the custody of the Nigerian army.
“All denials by the Army should be weighed against the background of well-documented lies and deception. They denied having raided the compound of our leader only to turn around and accept when they saw themselves on CCTV video footage.
“We are still wondering why and what the Nigerian Army and police had in mind before embarking on this yet another invasion and attack on our leader’s compound on Sunday, October 8, 2017.”
Powerful alleged those who vandalised Kanu’s home were initially not aware that they were being recorded until the footage appeared online.
“On realising they were captured on camera, they returned to the palace to destroy the CCTV cameras. It was at this point the Nigerian army acknowledged, for the first time, that they had frequently conducted raids on the palace.
“The soldiers arrived with 15 Hilux vans, to our leader’s compound, for the second time, in a space of 24 hours and stayed there for up to five hours.”