Days after soldiers of the Nigerian Military raided the headquarters of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) which doubles as the home of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, in Umuahia, the pro-Biafra Republic separist group held a mega rally in Aba, 60 kilometers away from the Abia State capital.
In the rally which took place on Wednesday 20th September 2017, members of the IPOB were heard calling on the governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, to “come and shoot us again”.
Prince Emmanuel Kanu, Nnamdi Kanu’s younger brother, said that 19 people were shot dead during the 3-day assault on the Biafran separatist leader’s house by the Nigerian Army between 13th and 15th September. The operation was part of the Nigerian Military’s “Operation Python Dance” drill in the Southeast region of Nigeria. A number of people were reportedly injured or killed in separate incidents in Aba during the same time frame.
The location of Nnamdi Kanu and his health condition are still mystery to public since the attack.