Lawyer to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, yesterday said the Nigerian Army still has some explanations to make over the incident that led to the dis-appearance of the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Ejiofor told Vanguard in Owerri that one of the explanations expected from the army included the alleged “massacre of over 50 IPOB members.” Another issue he raised was the “attack at the home of IPOB leader in Umuahia with amoured vehicles.”
Recall that Kanu dissappered on the 14th of September, 2017 after his home at Afaraukwu in Umuahia, Abia state, was attacked, during the Operation Python Dance by the Nigerian Army.
After 13 months, Kanu reportedly appeared in Jerusalem in a prayer session. But the Israeli government through the spokesperson of the Foreign ministry, Mr. Emmanuel Nashon, had denied that Kanu was in Israel, adding that the video showing Kanu in Israel could be old.
Speaking on Kanu’s re-appearance, Ejiofor said: “I woke up on Monday to the scintillating news making the round on social and online media that my client (Nnamdi Kanu) was sighted in Jerusalem during a prayer session.
“Initially, I wanted to disbelieve it but for the source. I struggled at the same time to come to reality with the fact that God has kept to His promises after the murderous invasion of his home on the 14th day of September 2017 by rampaging Nigerian soldiers that saw the horrific blood carnage witnessed in his home on this black day.
“But the God of Isaac, Abraham and Jacob has put enemies to shame by the development of yesterday. I cannot forget in a haste the anxiety that enveloped me for these past 13 months.
“There was so much anxiety over the uncertainty of his safety after my last contact with him on the 14th day of September 2017, a day I can never forget for the rest of my life.Thank you all for your prayers which had sustained him throughout the period of 13 months in captivity.”
Ejiofor further said: “It’s not yet over for the Nigerian soldiers because they are still under a compelling duty to offer explanation to the court why they moved their Armoured Perssonnel Carriers ,APC, into the home of my client on the 14th day of September 2017 and the genocidal massacre of over 50 members of IPOB in my client’s home.”