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INTERVIEW: IPOB speaks on Nnamdi Kanu, Ohanaeze, 2019 polls

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Saturday hinted that its leader, Nnamdi Kanu may have been killed by soldiers who invaded his residence in Umuahia, Abia state in September 2017.

IPOB anchored its claim on the fact that there was gunshot evidence all over Kanu’s room the day soldiers invaded his residence and allegedly whisked him away.
In an interview with DAILY POST, IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful also hinted that efforts to get the federal government to release its leader dead or alive is gathering momentum and would soon “become more direct.”
Powerful, among others things also accused the leadership of Ohanaeze and South East governors of using IPOB brand for business and for political campaigns.
How can you convince Nigerians that the leadership of IPOB don’t know Kanu’s whereabouts?
Our ongoing efforts to compel the Fulani government of Buhari to produce our leader is gathering momentum and will become more direct very soon. The recent Amnesty International report on the activities of Nigerian Army for the year 2017 made it clear that at least 12 people were shot dead by soldiers that invaded the home of our leader in Umuahia on the 14th of September 2017.

This is a verifiable fact. We still don’t know how they came up with the figure 12 when they saw 28 bodies. Even in their legal defence, the army acknowledged going to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s home to look for him. Any right thinking society will not need further convincing that Nigerian Army is culpable in the disappearance of our leader. Short of picking up arms, anything and everything will be done by the global family of IPOB to force the Buhari regime to produce our leader sooner rather than later because they invaded his residence and killed 28 of our people who were there with him on that fateful day of 14 September 2017.
Since that invasion, he has not been seen and evidence of gun shots in his bedroom indicate the army shot at him. Why is it that extensive gunshot damage to his bedroom is not being reported? The live footage of the invasion abound and was widely reported at the time. It is not the duty of IPOB to convince the public, that responsibility lies with the media to publish the facts of the matter and allow people to draw their own conclusions. It is your duty and that of every responsible media outlet to inform the world, not just those that reside in Nigeria, regarding what truly transpired when Nigerian Army invaded, with lethal force, the home of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The most logical question to ask is, why did the army invade his home with lethal force if not to kill him? He was out on bail preparing to go to court on the 17th of October 2017 with no outstanding warrant against him and the next thing we know is Nigerian soldiers storming his home a full month before he was due in court, killed 28 people, arrested countless others, with the whereabouts of our leader unknown. Under such circumstance, would it not be sensible to think that the army must have killed him? We don’t need to convince anybody that we are unaware of our leader’s whereabouts, all we need to do as we are doing is present the facts of the matter as they are. Any impartial observer of the treatment of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and parents will reach the inescapable conclusion that Nigerian Army must have killed or abducted him. To suggest otherwise will mean that the army is a law unto themselves which will confirm that Nigeria is a bona fide Banana Republic. After all no court of law in Nigeria gave the army the go ahead to invade his home.


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