Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has alleged that the Nigerian Army is planning to ‘launch surprise searches’ in hotels in Umuahia, capital of Abia State.
In a tweet on Saturday, the IPOB leader warned his members to ‘stay safe’, alleging that hotels are being watched in expectation of the group’s top members who might arrive early for his parents’ burial.
“Be aware! We received information that the Nigerian Army will launch surprise searches in hotels around Umuahia axis, they monitor most hotels hoping that top #IPOB servants may come in early before the burial date. Stay safe & avoid being kidnapped. @AmnestyNigeria @StateDept,” Mr Kanu said.
Kanu had said in January through IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful, that he would be attending his parents’ burial slated for February 14.
The group said it was holding back details of the security arrangements for the burial.
Kanu has not been seen in Nigeria since soldiers invaded his house in September 2017.
The IPOB leader lost both parents last year.