The Leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, Chief Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has claimed that no fewer than three persons were killed and scores injured when security operatives invaded the Oraifite, Anambra State country home of his lawyer, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor.
The incident according to a release by the leader of the pro -Biafra group occurred at the early hours of Monday, December 2nd.
Confirmed reports indicate that a combined team of Nigeria police and military invaded the home of my lawyer Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor in Oraifite Anambra State this morning (Monday December 2) in a bid to kill him and his family. Sadly three innocent Biafrans were killed by this invading Fulani force at his residence”.
This, according to the release is coming on the heels of “yet another killing of two IPOB family members who were peacefully gathered in Arondizuogu on Sunday, 1st December”.
“Their bodies are still in the morgue. Police and army must know that the time is fast approaching when British diplomatic clout and protection may not be enough to shield them from the consequences of their daily crimes against innocent Biafrans.
” Attacking the home of my lawyer is a step too far and the only effect it will have is to hasten the disintegration of Nigeria.”
Kanu urged the international community to investigate the incident and help bring the perpetrators to book.
“There is a United Nations Mission, US Embassy, British High Commission and other highbrow foreign diplomatic presence in Nigeria who should take note of these ugly development and convey same to their home countries.
” It is their responsibility to ensure this wanton brutality, lawlessness and anarchy against the people of Biafra is duly noted for what it is, an act of war.
“Those responsible for this deadly assault know they will pay dearly for it, they know, its only a matter of time.”
Meanwhile when contacted for confirmation, the Zonal Police Public Relations Officer in charge of Zone Six, Janet Chukwu, said she had no “facts about the matter”.