The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says the Federal Government knows the whereabouts of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu and should produce him.
Political activist and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) movement, Nnamdi Kanu (L), wearing a Jewish prayer shawl, poses in the garden of his house in Umuahia, southeast Nigeria, on May 26, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / STEFAN HEUNIS

Outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says the Federal Government knows the whereabouts of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

Kanu’s whereabouts is still unknown after the Nigerian Army allegedly invaded his home last month and was absent during his trial earlier this month.

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According to a statement by the group, the Federal Government wants to pin the “disappearance” of Kanu on Senator Abaribe.

“This denial of the whereabouts of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and trying vainly to pin it on Senator Abaribe is a well rehearsed path they had taken so many times in the hope of repeating the same lies until the public are forced to swallow it,” the statement read.

“The press statement by government was timed and choreographed to coincide with its non appearance in court to defend the black market exparte order obtained from Justice Kafarati of Abuja Federal High Court.

“By releasing a statement asking Senator Abaribe to produce IPOB leader on a day the government knew perfectly well that Justice Kafarati would run away from his own court rather than hear IPOB motion challenging his order designating our movement a terrorist organisation, had again demonstrated its utter contempt for the rule of law.”