Biafra Group Sets Date For Referendum As Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer Petitions UN, EU Others

Lawyer of the IPOB leader, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has signed a petition with an attached CCTV footage of how Nigerian Police and Army allegedly looted the home of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, on October 8, the petition was sent to the United Nations, the European Union and other foreign countries, the family has said.

This was done on behalf of the traditional head of Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia, in Abia State, and Kanu’s father, Eze Isreal Okwu-Kanu. He accused Nigerian Army among other things of looting household equipment.

However, The Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL) has stated that referendum activities would begin in the southeast, on Monday, November 6. According to reports, the development was made public in a statement released by the group’s leader, Princewill Obuka, on Wednesday, October 18.

 

It was gathered that Obuja stressed that the group was committed to ensuring the actualization of Biafra.

He disclosed that the date, November 6, was chosen for the commencement of referendum activities as it marked the anniversary of the death of Philip Effiong, who signed the document signaling the Biafran surrender at the end of the Civil War.

He stated: “Referendum activities would commence after the event on November 6 marking the death of late Philip Effiong, who signed the Biafran surrender.”

The BNYL leader further slammed the presiding judge in the Nnamdi Kanu trial, Justice Binta Nyako, for threatening to withdraw from the IPOB leader’s case over some applications filed by Kanu’s counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor.

Having being infuriated by Ejiofor’s application, Nyako had stated: “If you don’t want me to continue in this matter, I will recuse myself.”

However, Obuka faulted the judge for making such as threat as he stated that she had a duty to get to the bottom of the matter and find out where Kanu was being held.

He stated: “The judge is expected to move the court and cause proper investigation to ascertain whether he is being held truly by the Military or in hiding.”

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