Gov. Ikoeazu of Abia State
The Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu and Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe have been told to produce the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu, or face the music
This demand was made by a group from the South-East, World Igbo Youth Congress (WIYC), on Thursday in a statement issued by WIYC’s deputy national president, Mr. Fidelis Ugwu,
In the statement, the group insisted that both Ikpeazu and Senator Abaribe had answers to Kanu’s whereabouts and that they must produce him or face the consequences.
The statement read, “We are still thrilled to the continuous denial by the Governor of Abia State and Senator Abaribe that they have no knowledge about Kanu’s whereabouts. We must say that such assertion is a far cry from the truth as they not only know Kanu’s location but aided his escape from Umuahia.
“Even though we are against the invasion of Nnamdi 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. The information available to us showed that the duo provided the logistics through which Kanu escaped. So, they should be made to face the music.
“We are mindful of the fact that the governor has immunity but the senator should be arrested without further delay to produce Kanu.
“This 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. If Kanu was in their shoes, he would not shy away.”
This is coming just as Ikpeazu had earlier on Thursday said that those expecting him to provide answers to the whereabouts Kanu should rather seek such answers from those looking for the missing pro-Biafra leader.
According to the governor those who are looking for the IPOB leader have the power to locate anyone anywhere in the country. He added that there are people who are trained to track people and that it is the responsibility of those people to provide answers to Kanu’s whereabouts and not his.
Ikpeazu explained this to State House correspondents soon after meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said, “Those who are looking for him may have a better knowledge and have the capacity to determine the location of anyone in Nigeria. There are people who are trained to track people and it is their responsibility, not mine.”
Nnamdi Kanu had remained missing since September 14, the day Nigerian Army allegedly invaded his home in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.