FEDERAL government security forces have raided the home of the Indigenous People of Biafra’a (Ipob) lawyer Ifeanyi Ejiofor in Oraifite town in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State in what is being described as an attempt on his life.
Mr Ejifor, who acts for Ipob leader Nnamdi Kanu, said that at about 2.15am this morning a combined team of police and army officers visited his house shooting sporadically into the air. Ipob spokesman Emma Powerful, said that the attack was similar to a raid on December 2, 2019, alleging that many lives may have been lost as a result.
Mr Ejiofor said: “A joint team of police and army operatives are presently in my house shooting sporadically on sight, to arrest me. As a lawyer, I have committed no offence known to the law. My life is under threat, people are being killed and I don’t know what will happen to me next.”
Mr Powerful added: “At 2.30am, a combined team of police and army operatives surrounded Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor’s country home. Is it an offence for someone to defend Ipob as its lawyer. Barrister Ejiofor is doing his job as a lawyer and where in the world is a legal practitioner harassed because he represents an organisation as their lawyer.
“The Nigerian Army invaded and burnt his house on 2nd December 20 19 and killed more than 10 people. Since then, they are still trailing and harassing him, so the whole world must hear this because the Nigerian government must get what they are looking for from Ipob.
“Barrister Ejiofor’s house is been invaded by Fulani jihadist soldiers now and they want to eliminate him, so the world must hear the evil this country and her security agencies are committing. This is becoming the new normal and nobody should blame Ipob for the consequences of what will follow the possible elimination of our lawyer, Ejiofor by Nigerian armed forces.
“A word is enough for the wise. We call on South East Governors Forum to call the Nigerian armed forces operating in their states to order now because they will be the ones to bear the consequences of the ongoing killings, intimidation and harassment of southeast youths and professionals discharging their legitimate duties.”