Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Sunday, alleged that a combined team of security agencies laid siege to his country home in Isiama Afara-Ukwu Ibeku, Umuahia, Abia State on Saturday.
This was, however, denied by the Abia State Police Command, describing such exercise as a waste of time and energy of security agents since Kanu was not around.
Kanu made the allegation via his Twitter handle, @MaziNnamdiKanu.
He tweeted: “The Fulani assassins in a white Toyota Hilux loitering in front of my house in Isiama-Afaraukwu tonight better retrace their steps. Whoever sent them will be exposed and held accountable. The Efulefus that invited them on this dark day are in for one almighty shock.”
Corroborating Kanu’s allegation, IPOB’s Media and Publicity Director, Emma Powerful, said that “combined security agents” had their six Hilux vans stationed in front of Kanu’s compound at about 10pm on Saturday, and were seen “loitering” around the area leading to Okpara Avenue towards Factory Road, in Umuahia, the state capital.
“Another round of genocide looms again in front of our leader’s compound in Isiama Afara Ukwu Ibeku Umuahia, Abia State, by Fulani terror group.
“We are calling on the international community and civilised citizens across the world to be aware and prevail upon (Abia State Governor) Okezie Ikpeazu and his collaborators to withdraw their killer squad in front of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s compound.
“If anybody is killed in Afaraukwu, Okezie Ikpeazu and Co would be held accountable.”
Powerful also wondered why security agents would lay siege to the house when Kanu was not around.
Denying the allegation, the Abia State Police Command spokesman, Geoffrey Ogbonna, said Kanu’s home was never besieged by security agents, as doing so was not only a waste of time, but a waste of energy by the security agencies.
He said: “Why would security agents besiege Kanu’s home? Kanu, I’m sure, is not around and his Afara Ukwu home, I’m sure for now, is safe.
“So, who besieged his house? What time did you hear this? This is very late and I can’t confirm this now.
“But, it has not gotten to my knowledge. You know, these days, people spread rumours anyhow.”