From Jeff Amechi Ogbodo, Onitsha
The Indigenous of People of Biafra (IPOB) Tuesday raised the alarm over alleged plot by security agents to assassinate its leader Mr. Nnamdi Kanu at his home town Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia, Abia State.
The group alleged that soldiers and policemen Tuesday surrounded Kanu’s house with an instruction to assassinate him and other IPOB members who strongly believe and fight in the struggle for the liberation of Biafran people.
The Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB Mr. Emma Powerful in a statement said there was tensions in Umuahia, the home town of Kanu, alleging that the federal government seized Nnamdi Kanu’ traveling documents because they wanted to kill him in Nigeria, saying that “now they have perfected plans to assassinate him.”
“But the killing of unarmed civilians in Biafranland including Mazi Nnamdi Kanu the leader of IPOB must not be accepted by Biafrans both at home and in the Diaspora. The Nigerian soldiers drafted to Biafranland to assassinate Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and other members of IPOB mainly came from the core North.”
“On September 10, Sunday, the Nigerian Army killed our members in Umuahia, yesterday been Monday 11th of September 2017 the soldiers in Nigerian Army uniform attacked Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s convoy at Ubakala junction on his way going for an official assignment. The Nigerian Army fired live bullets at his vehicle including his convoy”.
“It’s a pity that in a democratic settings like this one in Nigeria can turn South Eastern Region into a war. Precisely the peaceful area of Ubakala junction, Isi Gate and Ibeku Nnamdi Kanu’s home town has become a dangerous zone since the declaration of infamous of Operation Python in the south East. We are on the known that military were sent to intimidate, harass and kill Biafrans in large numbers and not to fight kidnappers, armed robbers and cultists”.