The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has alleged that officers of the Nigerian Army and Nigeria Police Force looted Nnamdi Kanu’s family house in Abia State.
- Nnamdi Kanu and his father had disappeared after soldiers allegedly attacked his residence, during the Operation Python Dance II exercise.
- His younger brother had recently raised alarm that soldiers invaded his residence again and carted away items.
What IPOB is saying:
The group in a statement by its spokesman, Emma Powerful said security operatives stormed Kanu’s residence with 15 Toyota Hilux vans.
- The statement said the officials looted the palace of His Royal Majesty, Eze Israel Kanu, Nnamdi Kanu’s father.
- He said their activities was captured by CCTV cameras mounted in the compound.
- The group further alleged that the security agents returned to destroy the CCTV cameras, after realising that they were recorded.
Powerful said, “We, the Indigenous People of Biafra, worldwide, do hereby raise the alarm over the incessant raids on our leader’s compound in Afaraukwu Umuahia by the Nigerian government and her security operatives, especially the Nigerian Army and police, who have been stealing and looting the palace of His Royal Majesty, Eze Israel Kanu, for weeks now.
“The criminal activities of these thieves in uniform were captured on hidden CCTV cameras mounted in and around the compound.
“The murderous Nigerian soldiers arrived with 15 Hilux vans in our leader’s compound for the second time in a space of 24 hours and stayed for up to five hours inside the compound packing private properties belonging to our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, his wife’s clothing and jewelry and other items belonging to the rest of his family members.
“We are still wondering what the Nigerian army and police had in mind before embarking on yet another invasion and attacking on our leader’s compound on Sunday, 8th October, 2017.”
He added, “Those responsible for vandalising Kanu’s home were initially not aware that they were recorded until the footage started appearing online.
“On realising they were captured on camera, they returned to the palace to destroy the CCTV cameras and loot yet more properties.
“It was at this point the Nigerian Army acknowledged for the first time that they have frequently conducted raids on the palace.”
“We are calling on the community of civilised nations, human rights groups and other conscientious global organisations to prevail on the Nigerian government to account for the properties they stole from Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s family home and to openly tell the whole world what type of bombs and explosives they planted in his compound.
“They must also stop lying and produce our leader and all those arrested during the murderous raid of 14th September, 2017,” the statement added.