The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, even as it called on the International Community to prevail on the Federal Government to produce its leader.
The pro-Biafra group also declared his parents, HRM Eze Israel Kanu and Ugoeze Sally Nmeme Kanu, missing.
According to a statement issued on Wednesday by the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB said Kanu has been missing after the alleged military invasion of his Afarakwu home in Umuahia, Abia State.
The statement alleged that 28 persons were killed in Kanu’s compound after the alleged military invasion of his Afara-Ukwu home in Umuahia, Abia State.
The statement read: “We, the Indigenous People of Biafra worldwide, under the command and leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to demand the urgent attention of the United Nations mission in Nigeria and especially that of the government of the United Kingdom to prevail on the present regime of President Buhari and his henchman, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, to produce our leader or tell the world what has become of him.
“Nnamdi Kanu, who incidentally holds British citizenship, has been missing since a detachment of officers stormed his residence on Thursday, 14 September, 2017.
“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.”