- Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lawyer to Nnamdi Kanu, says the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is currently being held hostage
- Ejiofor alleges that soldiers have mobilised and are laying siege on Kanu's home in Umuahia
- Tonia, Kanu's sister, also claims that the soldiers shot the window to the IPOB leader's apartment
A counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has raised an alarm saying his client’s home is currently under siege by security operatives.
Speaking exclusively with NAIJ.com, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Kanu’s lawyer, said some soldiers stormed Kanu’s home on Tuesday, September 12, and laid siege on the residence.
"As I am speaking to you now, they are currently in his house shooting there.
"It was just confirmed to me now, that unarmed IPOB members on a solidarity visit to their leader (Nnamdi kanu) from Aba were intercepted by the soldiers executing the python dance deadly mission, and consequently gunned down four of their members.
"As I had earlier indicated, we shall continue to update the world on the casualty figures as the unprovoked war declared on my client and unarmed members of indigenous people of Biafra, in the south east, by the federal government progressed," he said.
At the time of this report, Ejiofor's claim had not been independently verified.
In her claim to NAIJ.com, a sister to the IPOB leader, Tonia Kanu, said the soldiers shot at Kanu's window.
"They came in their troops shooting, they shot into the sitting room downstairs. They also shot at his window, the window glass are shattered," Tonia said.
The Radio Biafra also confirmed the alleged attack with a post on social media.
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NAIJ.com reported earlier that the Ohanaeze Ndigbo added to the reactions that have greeted the recent alleged invasion of Nnamdi Kanu’s home by security agents which went violent.
The apex socio-political group described the action of the security operatives as sheer brigandage.
Watch this video of a supporter of Nnamdi Kanu and how she wants to celebrate the agitator: