The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has warned the Nigerian Army not to cause panic ahead of the planned burial programme for the late parents of Nnamdi Kanu.
Nnamdi Kanu is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Naija News recalls he has fixed the burial of his parents for February 14 in their home country of Afara-Ukwu, Abia state.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Monday in a statement by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Chuks Ibegbu warned that the Army should not do anything that will breach the peace of the community before, during and after the planned burial programme.
Ndigbo said the undue military presence around the home of Nnamdi Kanu a few days to the burial of his parents (late HRH Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and his wife late Ugoeze Sally Nmeme Okwu-Kanu) is worrisome.
The spokesman said: “I expect our army to concentrate in fighting the insurgents and not to create panic in peaceful communities.”
Naija News recalls Nnamdi Kanu disappeared from Nigeria following soldiers’ invasion of his home in Afara-Ukwu, near Umuahia, Abia State, in September 2017.
It remains to be seen if Kanu will return to Nigeria to grace the burial ceremony of his late parents which has been fixed for February 14, 2020.