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We don’t know where Kanu is, we never raided his house, says DHQ


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The Nigerian Defence Headquarters says it does not know the whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, who was last seen on September 14.

John Enenche, the Director of Defence Information told journalists in Abuja that neither the military nor any of the security agencies can be held responsible for Kanu’s disappearance.

This is coming after the British High Commission in Nigeria sent an enquiry to the federal government asking for clarifications on Kanu’s status and whereabouts, given that Kanu is also a British citizen.

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Kanu’s lawyer, had alleged that the army may have killed his client. He even filed an application in court asking that Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff be compelled to produce Kanu.

But Enenche said the army did not at any time invade Kanu’s hometown in Afara-Ukwu, Umuahia, the Abia State capital as was widely reported.

“I watched the operations live. I also got first-hand information from our men on the ground. For the records, Nnamdi Kanu was never taken away by the military,” Enenche said.

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“The military is doing their routine exercise operation (Python Dance). I saw everything, nobody raided Kanu house. I stand to justify it not from the information I got, I was watching it live. I was monitoring it live.

“Nobody raided his house, nobody went to ‘carry’ him. That must be very clear I saw the militancy, nobody told me.”

Kanu is currently facing treason charges at the Federal High Court in Abuja. He was granted bail on health grounds on April 25, and is due to appear in court on October 17 for continuation of his trail.

Meanwhile, the federal government has since declared Kanu’s group, the IPOB as a terrorist organisation and anyone who participates in the group’s activities risks a 20-year jail sentence.

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