details of the sudden disappearance of embattled leader of the
Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu and those who master-minded it
have finally been released by an Igbo group.
was contained in a statement made available to newsmen by the National
President of World Igbo Youth Congress (WIYC), Dr. Fidelis Ugwu. He
stated that the Governor Ikpeazu of Abia State and Senator Abaribe
master-minded the escape of the IPOB leader.
the Abia Governor was quoted to have said Kanu is his brother but
certainly not in the custody of the Abia State Government.
the group said: “We are still surprised at the continuous denial by the
governor of Abia state and senator Abaribe that they have no knowledge
of Kanu’s whereabouts.
must say such assertion is a far cry from the truth as they do not only
know Kanu’s location but aided his escape from Umuahia.
we are against the invasion of Kanu’s home by the Nigerian Army, it
does not change the truth, which is that the governor and Abaribe know
where Kanu is at the moment.
information available to us showed that the duo provided the logistics
through which Kanu escaped. So, they should be made to face the music.
are mindful of the fact that the governor has immunity, but, the
senator should be arrested without further delay, to produce Kanu
is the finest hour and, as a result, all those involved should face the
consequences and the challenges of self-determination. “As
a true Igbo senator, Abaribe should stand in for Kanu in the trial as
one of his sureties. If Kanu is in their shoes, he will not shy away
from that” the group said.
Some government officials, who were contacted to react to WIYC allegations, declined comments.
cannot comment on the matter. In fact, you did not even speak with me
concerning this,” a top aide of the governor said yesterday afternoon.