The leader of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has raised a fresh allegation against Nigerian security operatives, claiming a combined team invaded the venue of IPOB gathering in Ebonyi state and shot at them, Concise News reports.
Although he did not mention any death figure or when the said incident happened, the controversial activist claimed ‘many are seriously injured with some in critical condition’.
He did support his claim with video ‘evidence’.
A voice from the video berating the security agencies claimed that there were “more than thirty hilux vehicles parked”, thus interrupting their programme.
The voice further stated that; “we are here for peaceful inauguration; we did not provoke Umahi (Dave)”.
A tweet on Kanu’s known Twitter handle reads on Sunday: “A combined team of security operatives invaded the venue of IPOB gathering in Ebonyi and opened fire on innocent citizens. Early reports indicate many are seriously injured with some in critical condition.”
Watch the video below:
A combined team of security operatives invaded the venue of IPOB gathering in Ebonyi and opened fire on innocent citizens. Early reports indicate many are seriously injured with some in critical condition. @AmnestyNigeria @CFR_org @marcorubio @chriscoons pic.twitter.com/0nbyJXV3h1
— Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (@MaziNnamdiKanu) October 27, 2019
However, at the time of publishing this report, this online news medium cannot independently verify if the video is reliable.
IPOB members and security operatives in the West African nation have repeatedly clashed as they are deemed outlawed.
Although, President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria is indivisible, IPOB wants a group of states in south-east Nigeria, made up mainly of people from the Igbo ethnic group, to break away and form the independent nation of Biafra.
The plan is not new. In 1967, Igbo leaders declared a Biafran state, but after a brutal civil war, which led to the deaths of up to a million people, the secessionist rebellion was defeated.
But the idea of separatism has bubbled away since then and Kanu is the latest in a line of Biafran activists taking up the cause.