Lawyer asks court to order army chief to produce Kanu

Courts remands 60 IPOB Members as FG Gazettes its Proscription

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, counsel of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has asked a federal high court in Abuja to order Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, to reveal the whereabouts of his client.

The Presidency on Sunday said that it has facts to show that IPOB was registered in the State of California in United States of America.

Part of the grounds for the relief reads: "On 14th day of September, 2017, the Nigerian military led by soldiers of the Nigerian army invaded the applicant's house on amurderous raid, where life and mortar bullets were fired on unarmed and defenseless populace, leaving 28 persons dead and abducting many".

He said the activities of the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and his continuous demand for secession in the Southeast and the formation of a security guard outfit was an attempt to cause division in the country. He said Kanu had "crossed a line" with his agitation for Biafra and that he (Mohammed) suspects the IPOB leader could be "in hiding".

According to the movement, had the military not stopped IPOB and Kanu, the path they were threading was on the verge of making Igbos lose what they had toiled to build in other parts of Nigeria in the past five decades given the way they needlessly antagonized other ethnic groups, including calling for their death.

The Nigerian army two weeks ago declared the group a terrorist organization after a clash between the two in south-east Abia State. IPOB is described as a separatist group wanting to breakaway from Africa's most populous nation.

Despite its argument, the Nigerian government maintains IPOB is a terrorist organisation, especially with the signing of the group's proscription by the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari.

Last week, Ejiofor filed a suit at the court asking it to vacate its order proscribing the group.

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