The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Friday said leaders of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, was not in military custody.
Director of Defence Information, Major General John Enenche, disclosed this while speaking with journalists in Abuja.
Enenche added that the military did not raid Kanu’s home in Abia state neither did it declare the separatist wanted.
“Nnamdi Kanu is not in the custody of the military,” he said
”It is not the responsibility of the military to declare Nnamdi Kanu wanted. The military did not proscribe IPOB.
“Due process was followed to proscribe it. The job of the military was to diagnose security issues and warned the public of consequences and that is part of our media operations.
“We did our media operations very well, otherwise that weekend would have been the longest weekend in this country and we are also very careful choosing our words and we know the law very well.”
Enenche said he was sure nobody raided the IPOB leader’s home because “I was watching it live. I was monitoring it live and also speaking with them on the ground.”
He added: “The people that came out there that I saw were the Biafra security service and Biafra National Guard.
“I think I later confirmed that there was nothing to actually justify them legally to mount roadblocks. I saw the militancy, nobody told me and I saw the action there. We are still investigating.”
Kanu’s lawyers had on Wednesday approached the Federal High Court, Abuja for an order compelling the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, to produce the Biafra agitator.