The lawyer to leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has released names of the “missing” members detained by the Nigerian soldiers. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, in a statement, alleged that the IPOB members were being held hostage by soldiers at a location in Aba, Abia state. He gave the names of the detained IPOB members as: Chukwuemaka Umelo (Ejima); Eze Monday; Chibueke Eke; Sunday Isaiah; Gabriel Isaiah; Gentle Odu. Kanu’s lawyer noted that the six members of the IPOB are a few of the list of numerous members of the group whom their whereabouts are yet to be ascertained.
“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 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,” he added.