The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has raised allegations about a plot to attack Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s residence at Isiama Afaraukwu Ibeku Umuahia, Abia State.
This was made known by the group in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful on Sunday morning.
The groups says it is calling on the international community and civilised citizens across the world to assist the group to put a stop on the proposed attack.
The statement reads thus:
“Another round of genocide looms at the front of our leader’s compound in Isiama Afaraukwu Ibeku Umuahia, Abia State by a terror group.
“IPOB intelligence unit is gathering information on killer squad stationed in front of our leader’s compound in Isiama Afaraukwu, the ancestral home of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu tonight.
“The assassins in a white Toyota Hilux loitering in front of our leader’s house in Isiama-Afaraukwu tonight better retrace their steps.
“We are calling on international community and civilised citizens across the world to be aware and prevail upon the perpetrators to withdraw their killer squad in front of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s compound.”
In 2017, Kanu’s residence was allegedly attacked by the Nigerian soldiers through a security exercise in the South East, called ‘Operation Python Dance’ — At least, 28 IPOB members were said to have died.
However, the Nigerian Army had denied any involvement in the said attack saying, “There was no surrounding of Nnamdi Kanu’s residence. It is not true,” said army spokesman Sani Usman.