Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer to missing leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has revealed the details of the last conversation he had with his client.
He said the discussion occurred on September 14, 2017, the same day that Kanu went missing following a military onslaught on his compound in Afaraukwu, Umuahia in Abia State.
The revelation came on the day IPOB declared a sit-at-home to protest another military operation known as Operation Python Dance 3 in the South East geo-political zone.
According to a Friday statement titled, “Remembering the ‘Black Day’ at Afaraukwu and attendant unending agony,” Ejiofor disclosed that Kanu sent a distress call to him on the day of the invasion.
He said, “I remember vividly the last words of my client on this cursed day. It went thus: ‘Ejiofor, my house is under siege, soldiers are forcing themselves in, shooting at everything in sight, you can hear the sound of the sporadic gunshots from the background; please alert the world to the development in my house.
“I can see it clearly from my room that they have gunned down many of my people downstairs, as they advance rapidly to my room; my life is no longer safe; tell the British Government, the United States and the world that the Nigerian government should be held responsible if anything happens to me.’”
Ejiofor urged the international community to demand explanations from the Nigerian government on whereabouts of Kau.
He added, “We use this moment of sober reflection to once again call on responsible international organisations, foreign governments, United Nations, European Union, the British government and the comity of nations, to immediately activate possible diplomatic channel that would ensure prompt probe of this crime against humanity and accurate inventory of murderous military onslaught in the home of Nnamdi Kanu and his whereabouts till date.”
Recall that former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode recently said that Kanu was being held on a Naval ship off the coast of the Niger Delta.