As whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu, remain unknown, his younger brother, Emmanuel has reiterated the family’s belief that the Nigerian military either killed or kidnapped leader of the now outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Emmanuel Kanu told newsmen on Saturday that Nigeria’s chief of army staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai had shown through a recent counter-affidavit filed before a court in Abuja that the army knew the whereabouts of Kanu.
Buratai had in the counter-affidavit being referred to, said soldiers chased a truck laden with weapons into a house belonging to Kanu’s father in Afara Ukwu, Umuahia, Abia State.
Kanu’s brother also said Buratai should be jailed for allegedly lying in a Federal High Court in Abuja concerning the invasion of their house by soldiers at Afara Ukwu.
“From the look of things, everyone now knows that Nnamdi Kanu was either killed or taken away by the military,” he said.
Emmanuel insisted that if the army had traced someone who had a truckload of ammunition to their house, the COAS should tell the world who the person was, when it happened, and the evidence to show that the military traced the person with dangerous weapons to their house.
“What is Gen. Buratai talking about? The question I am asking is why should Justice Binta Nyako listen to such lies? If she fails to jail Buratai, it means the judicial system in this country should not be trusted for any reason. He should be jailed for telling such cheap and childish lies,” Emmanuel said.
Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer in Abia State, Mr Geoffrey Ogbonna, has denied claims that IPOB members were arrested by soldiers in Aba and handed over to the state police command.
Punch reports that Ogbonna said the state police commissioner, Mr Anthony Ogbizi, also urged residents of the state to ignore IPOB members and go about their lawful duties.
Source – Punch