There is palpable stress in components of Enugu and Abia states after Nnamdi Kanu, the chief of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), was arrested by the Nigerian authorities as navy personnel have flooded main highways.
Some residents confirmed this to SaharaReporters, saying the heavy presence of safety personnel, primarily policemen and troopers, has been seen prior to now few days.
One of the residents within the Ohafia group of Abia State mentioned following the event, they have been awaiting movies of Nnamdi Kanu, and wished him to handle them.
“Many people find it difficult to believe the report because there are no videos to support claims Kanu has been arrested. If Kanu is truly arrested, the youths of the South-East, in our usual practice, will defend him,” a resident mentioned.
“Soldiers have been all over Enugu town in Enugu State for the past few days. We were still wondering what could have happened. They are on major roads in Abia too. But one thing is clear; the voice of the people cannot be subdued. Maybe the military will kill everyone in the South-East and start living there,” one other resident mentioned.
SaharaReporters had earlier reported that Kanu was picked up at a location in Africa, and the Nigerian authorities solely determined to be manipulative in regards to the particulars.
“He was not arrested in London or anywhere in the United Kingdom. Diplomats confirmed that Kanu was picked up somewhere in Africa. The family and IPOB are very unhappy. Apparently, they have known about the trailing an arrest for about some time,” a prime supply said.
SaharaReporters had earlier reported that the household of Nnamdi Kanu requested the Federal Government to not manhandle their son, who’s presently within the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Speaking in Umuahia, the Abia state capital, Nnamdi Kanu’s youthful brother, Emmanuel Kanu mentioned the IPOB chief stood on the trail of fact and dedicated no crime to deserve any persecution.
According to him, Nnamdi was solely asking for the liberty of Biafrans which is their basic human proper therefore, his rights must be revered.
He mentioned the entire world is watching how the Nigerian Government will deal with Kanu.
He additional famous that his brother had woke up the consciousness of Nigerians in regards to the goings-on within the nation.
My brother stood for the reality, and Heaven is on the a part of anybody standing for the reality.
“He committed no crime, and the whole world is watching,” Emmanuel added.