The attorney of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has accused the Nigerian government of placing the separatist agitator under house arrest.
Many soldiers laid siege to Kanu’s house on Tuesday, surrounding it and preventing him from leaving the building.
According to Ifeanyi, at least four IPOB members had been killed in the area by the soldiers.
“Just to notify the world that my client’s (Nnamdi Kanu) house is presently under siege by the trigger-happy soldiers acting under the direct instruction of Chief of Army Staff.
“He has been placed under house arrest at the moment while shooting sporadically into the air.
“Casualties are being counted as the unprovoked assault progresses. Some IPOB members have just been killed at least four people.
“They drove in in their thousands to arrest and maim him. I just got a distress call from him now. Further efforts to establish contact with him have remained unsuccessful.
“As it stands now, I can’t confirm whether he is dead or alive.”
However, the police spokesperson in the state, Geoffrey Ogbonna, denied the claim that IPOB members have been shot dead.