Alliances for Africa (AfA), an African-led international non-governmental human rights, peace and sustainable development organisation with offices in the United Kingdom and Lagos, Nigeria, stormed the Abia state residence of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Naija News learned that the Afa stormed Kanu’s residence to collect data of the military invasion of his community as well as his residence.
Emmanuel Kanu, the younger brother of Nnamdi Kanu, received in audience a team of investigators from AfA on Wednesday.
This online news platform understands AfA’s representatives visited Kanu’s family house which was attacked in September 2017, on a fact-finding mission.
The leader of the team, Ms Chidire Anonye, a legal aid with AfA, explained that they were in the home of the Kanus to collect raw data on the military invasion for analysis.
She said the rights group was currently investigating alleged atrocities by state actors in South East states.
“We are documenting a project on mass atrocities by state actors in Abia”, she said, pointing out that other members of the team had gone to other states in the zone for a similar task.
“We are investigating killings of IPOB members in Anambra, invasion of communities by herdsmen in Enugu, military barricades in Imo and communal clashes in Ebonyi”, she further explained.
Anonye said after a very objective analysis of the findings, the group may consider a legal option to seek redress.
“We have the capacity to take the government to a regional court, ECOWAS court to demand justice if found liable”, she said.
Meanwhile, the young Kanu thanked the visiting investigative team for coming to see the level of destruction in his father’s compound following the attack by the military on September 14, 2017, and tasked them on the factual report, just as he expressed hope that the visit would help to secure more international sympathy over the Biafra cause.
Prince Kanu who was said to have led the AfA team round the entire palace urged them to publish their findings “without fear or favour”.
“I feel very relieved by your visit today. I want the truth to be told so that the world will better understand the level of destruction in our house by the Nigerian military.
“Refuse to be bought over by the government and don’t compromise your findings”, Kanu was quoted as saying.
Asked if he expected a different result from the group’s visit considering the fact that many such groups had paid a similar visit to the palace, the younger Kanu said he expected a positive outcome.
“We keep hoping that one day the right group will come who will report the destruction here the way it is, and take the Biafra cause to the global platform where humanity will listen to our plights”, he said.
Source: Naija News