- Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari was behind the siege laid by the Nigeria army in his hometown
- Kanu also alleged that the army attacked his convoy on his way for an official assignment
- He claimed that the Army fired live bullets at his vehicle including his convoy
Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) claimed President Muhammadu Buhari ordered Nigerian army to attack him because he is fighting for the liberation of Biafran people. Kanu’s claim was contained in a statement signed by Emma Powerful, IPOB’s spokesperson. NAIJ.com gathered Kanu claimed that the army in a bid to perfect the assassination plot had attacked his convoy at ”Ubakala junction on his way for an official assignment”. The statement read: ”The jihadist soldiers in Nigerian Army and police uniforms surrounded our leader’s house today been 12th September 2017 with the instructions from Major General Muhammadu Buhari and those cabals in Aso Rock to assassinate Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and other IPOB members who strongly believe and fight in the struggle for the liberation of Biafran people.
”The Nigerian soldiers drafted to Biafranland to assassinate Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and other members of IPOB mainly came from the core North of Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebby, Gigawa, Kano, Kaduna and Kastina states. ”On 10th September been Sunday the Nigerian Army killed our members in Umuahia, yesterday been Monday 11th of September 2017 the jihadist soldiers in Nigerian Army uniform attacked Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s convoy at Ubakala junction on his way going for an official assignment. The Nigerian Army fired live bullets at his vehicle including his convoy”.
The statement said the Operation Python Dance exercise has turned the once peace region of south east into a dangerous zone. IPOB also claimed that Buhari ordered soldiers under the exercise to harass and intimidate Igbos According to it, ”It’s a pity that in a democratic setting like this one in Nigeria can turn south eastern region into a war”. Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that a military jet was seen hovering on Nnamdi Kanu’s house in continuation of the Operation Python Dance exercise currently ongoing in the southeast.