The lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has released names of the group’s members detained by the Nigerian soldiers.
Ifeanyi Ejiofor in a statement released on Wednesday, September 13, said the IPOB members were being held hostage by soldiers at Ngwa High School in Aba, Abia state.
“It is important that this development is made public to avoid them being killed in mysterious circumstance, akin to the style of operation in the south east,” Ejiofor said.
The detained IPOB members are:
1. Chukwuemaka Umelo (Ejima)
2. Eze Monday
3. Chibueke Eke
4. Sunday Isaiah
5. Gabriel Isaiah
6. Gentle Odu
Kanu’s lawyer further added that the six members of the IPOb listed above are a few of the list of numerous members of the group whom their whereabouts are yet to be ascertained.
He said: “The situation is very serious. We are appealing for prompt intervention of international community before things get out of hands.
“Ngwa High School Aba is the same place, Nigeria Military personnel attacked and massacred over 100 IPOB members last year, while praying for my client on a day he was scheduled to appear in court.
“You can check the Amnesty International’s report that hugely indicted the Nigeria soldiers on the mindless killing of unarmed members of indigenous people of Biafra, last year at Ngwa High school, where they have now turned to their base.”
We have earlier reported that the leader of the IPOB Nnamdi Kanu has backed out of a meeting with governors’ of the south east scheduled to take place on Friday, September 15.
Kanu in a statement personally signed by him said having conceded to the request from the prominent leaders for a peace talk with the governors, the recent actions by the military indicates the federal government wants to assassinate him.
He said he would also use the opportunity to attend funeral ceremonies of some of the members of the IPOB killed by military operatives in the south east.