The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered Nigerian army to attack him because he is fighting for the liberation of Biafran people.
Kanu has made this known in a statement signed by Emma Powerful, IPOB’s spokesperson.
The statement read: ”The jihadist soldiers in Nigerian Army and police uniforms surrounded our leader’s house today been 12th September 2017 with the instructions from Major General Muhammadu Buhari and those cabals in Aso Rock to assassinate Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and other IPOB members who strongly believe and fight in the struggle for the liberation of Biafran people.
”The Nigerian soldiers drafted to Biafranland to assassinate Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and other members of IPOB mainly came from the core North of Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebby, Gigawa, Kano, Kaduna and Kastina states.
”On 10th September been Sunday the Nigerian Army killed our members in Umuahia, yesterday been Monday 11th of September 2017 the jihadist soldiers in Nigerian Army uniform attacked Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s convoy at Ubakala junction on his way going for an official assignment. The Nigerian Army fired live bullets at his vehicle including his convoy.”