Media and Publicity Secretary of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Emma Powerful has raised a strong allegation, which claims that there is a plot to attack the home of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, in Abia State. The statement also claimed the Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, was spearheading the plot. The statement therefore called on international community to stop Ikpeazu.
According to the statement, “Another round of genocide looms at the front of our leader’s compound in Isiama Afara Ukwu Ibeku, Umuahia, Abia State by Fulani terror group. “IPOB’s intelligence unit is gathering information how Okezie Ikpeazu and co stationed killer squad 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 should better retrace their steps.”
“We are calling on the international community and civilised citizens across the world to be aware and prevail upon Okezie Ikpeazu and his collaborators to withdraw their killer squad in front of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s compound. If anybody is killed in Afaraukwu, Okezie Ikpeazu and co will be held accountable.”
Asked to comment if the IPOB leader was around to warrant such bombardment by security agents, Powerful said, “No, Kanu is not around and we wonder why these security evil-minded people are doing in Kanu’s home.” Meanwhile, the Abia State Police Command has denied alleged siege to Kanu’s home by combined security agents on Saturday night.
The command’s spokesperson, Geoffrey Ogbonna, said, “Why would security agents bisiege Kanu’s home? Kanu, I’m sure is not around and his Afara Ukwu home, I’m sure for now, is safe. So, who besieged his house? What time did you hear this? This is very late and I can’t confirm this now. But, it has not got to my knowledge. You know these days, people spread rumours anyhow,” Ogbonna said.