A former Minister of Aviation, Chief femi Fani-Kayode, on Wednesday debunked a claim by erstwhile Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, that the leader of the Independent Peoples of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi kanu is “alive and safe” in London.
Kalu had reportedly made the claim after paying a visit to ex-military president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, in Minna, Niger State.
However, Fani-Kayode, who described Kalu as his “friend,” said the IPOB leader was abducted one year ago by the Nigerian military and is still missing.
There are speculations that Kanu went missing along with his father, Eze Isaiah Knu, and some other family members and supporters when soldiers and Department for State Security officers stormed the Afara Ibeku, Umuahia, Abia State country home of the IPOB leader’s father on September 24, 2018.
No fewer than 50 Igbo youths were reportedly murdered in the attack, which was under the aegis of Operation Python Dance of the Nigerian Army.
The bodies of several Igbo youths were found in forests in parts of South-East Nigeria some months ago, who were said to be victims of extrajudicial killings by soldiers.