Earlier this morning, women of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, took to the streets of Owerri, Imo state, to demonstrate about the unknown whereabouts of their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu following his disappearance from public view.
A woman fainted during the protest and was resuscitated by her fellow IPOB colleagues who came to her rescue.
The whereabouts of the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, has been unknown since 14th September, 2017, after Nigerian military Operation Python Dance ll was carried out in his Afara Ukwu Ibeku community in Abia state.
Meanwhile, the protest is happening a day after the Nigerian Army announced its readiness to embark on Operation Python Dance 3 in major communities in South East.
This was disclosed yesterday by the General Officer Commanding, GOC, 82 Division Nigeria Army, Maj. Gen. Emmanuel Boman Kabuk, at the 302 Artillery Regiment, (General Support) Onitsha, Anambra State, when he paid a familiarisation visit to the military cantonment, having resumed duties in Enugu on August 6, 2018.
He said: “Exercise Egwu Eke III, is a training exercise for troops of 82 Division of the Nigerian Army and during the training, if there are criminal activities like armed robbery, kidnapping and other criminal activities that distort peace and tranquility of the citizenry along the line, the Army will not close its eyes and watch those criminals activities to thrive.”
The Nigerian Army therefore urged all law abiding citizens of the country, particularly the people of South East to go about their legitimate, lawful and genuine businesses, saying that “those afraid of the exercise are criminal elements that do not want their activities checked and are just being afraid of the consequences of their heinous criminal actions.”