Kanu Jobless, Hoodwink Followers to Believe Him – Army

The Nigerian Army has alleged that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has no means of livelihood, but lives on propaganda and rhetorics to hoodwink his followers to believe him.
This view was expressed on Thursday by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, while rounding off a two-day media conference in Abuja on the military’s enhancement of human rights.
The army spokesman, who stressed the need for a robust army-media relationship towards enhancing national security, said those people following the IPOB leader were in a “one-chance vehicle.”
Usman said: “There was an allegation that somebody (Kanu) went into hiding. Now, I can’t remember the day but in an interview on Channels TV, one of Nnamdi Kanu’s younger brothers said that he was in hiding and he knew where he was.
“And one lawyer came up that he has taken the Chief of Army Staff to court. Now, who gave you the brief? You said you do not know where he (Kanu) is. Now, who gave you the brief? And the media is asking us where is Nnamdi Kanu? Why not ask the man that said so who gave him the brief to take people to court when he does not know where the man is?
“That is why those people following him have entered into a one-chance vehicle. This is somebody standing trial in a criminal case. Sometimes, whether we like it or not, we want to stand against the truth. But no matter how long, the truth will come to pass on October 17. This is an individual without a means of livelihood.
“I can speak eloquently. So what? If I can speak like him; I can also have my own group, that’s exactly what is happening. So, what is the essence of our education as a people? You know that somebody is in a criminal case, and you believe in him.”
Kanu’s lawyers led by Ifeanyi Ejiofor had filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja, asking for an order for Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff and the Nigerian Army, to produce him in court.
They accused the army of abducting the IPOB when his country home at Afaraukwu, Abia State, was invaded by soldiers on September 14.
Ejiofor said since the invasion he has not heard or seen Kanu, fuelling speculations that he may have been killed or arrested during the invasion.
However, former Abia Governor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, added a twist to it last week when he said Kanu had fled to the United Kingdom through Malaysia.

Author: News Editor

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