The leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has reportedly gone into hiding after the IPOB was branded a terrorist organization and by extension, Kanu branded a terrorist.
According to the Sunday Punch, Kanu has disappeared and is in the wind along with some of his top lieutenants.
A source speaking on the condition of anonymity stated that Kanu was advised to flee following the resolution of the South-East governors to proscribe activities of pro-Biafra agitators in the region and the army’s declaration of IPOB as a terrorist faction.
An IPOB member said of Kanu’s disappearance; “We have to apply wisdom to whatever we are doing. We have realized that there is a grand conspiracy against Kanu and other top leaders of our group.
“Just imagine barely few hours after the Nigerian military declared members of IPOB and other pro-Biafran groups as terrorists, our own governors came up with their own outright ban of our activities.
“This definitely will give the soldiers and other security agencies the opportunity to arrest our leader and mount a deadly clampdown on all IPOB members. So, it is better to operate from a hideout for now.”
According to the Punch, Kanu’s brother popularly known as Fine Boy, claimed he had no knowledge of his brother’s whereabouts and said that the IPOB is not a terrorist organization.
“Only my brother can tell Nigerians where he is, I can’t. I don’t know why the Army should call IPOB a terrorist organisation, it is out of their desperation to arrest Nnamdi and frustrate the Biafran struggle. We have petitioned the United Nations and the European Union.
“The world knows that IPOB is a non-violent organisation, we don’t carry arms, we don’t kill, and we believe violence can never solve any problem.
“Nnamdi will soon disclose his current location and IPOB will also react to the proscription of the group by the South-East governors’ forum.” He said.