- The Nigerian army has described Nnamdi Kanu as a man with no means of livelihood, who gets people to follow him by using propaganda
- The director of army public relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, asked the media to ask Kanu’s lawyer about the IPOB leader’s whereabouts, instead of asking the army
- Usman chided Kanu’s supporters for knowing that the IPOB leader had a criminal case to answer, yet still choosing to follow him
- However, the army chief expressed confidence that the truth would finally be revealed on October 17
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has been described by the Nigerian army, as a man with no means of livelihood, who simply uses propaganda to garner followership, Punch reports.
Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, director, army public relations, made the comments at the end of a two-day media conference on the military’s enhancement of human rights in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
NAIJ.com gathers that Usman described Kanu’s followers as being in a ‘one-chance vehicle’.
He stated: “There was an allegation that somebody (Kanu) went into hiding.
“Now, I can’t remember the day but in an interview on Channels TV, one of Nnamdi Kanu’s younger brothers said that he was in hiding and he knew where he was.
“And one lawyer came up that he has taken the chief of army staff to court.
“Now, who gave you the brief? You said you do not know where he (Kanu) is. Now, who gave you the brief?
“And the media is asking us where is Nnamdi Kanu? Why not ask the man that said so who gave him the brief to take people to court when he does not know where the man is?
“…That is why those people following him have entered into a one-chance vehicle. This is somebody standing trial in a criminal case.
“Sometimes, whether we like it or not, we want to stand against the truth. But no matter how long, the truth will come to pass on October 17.
“This is an individual without a means of livelihood.
“I can speak eloquently; so what? If I can speak like him, I can also have my own group, that’s exactly what is happening.
“So, what is the essence of our education as a people? You know that somebody is in a criminal case, and you believe in him.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that top military sources from the army headquarters spoke about the disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu, saying the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra was not in custody of the Nigerian army.
Kanu’s lawyers led by Ifeanyi Ejiofor had filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja, asking for an order for Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army staff, to produce him in court.
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