The Senator representing Abia South, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has written the Nigerian High Commissioner to Israel, Enoch Duchi, to confirm if Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is in Israel.
Nnamdi Kanu, who came out of hiding in October after the military invasion of his community in Abia State, southeast Nigeria, last year, said he was smuggled out of the country by his relatives.
Reacting to Kanu’s resurgence, Abaribe, who was one of the three sureties who executed the bail bond for Kanu’s release, wrote his lawyer, Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume (SAN), demanding to know Kanu’s whereabouts.
The letter dated November 7th, 2018 was through the Hon. Minister for Foreign Affairs and entitled “Is a citizen of our country Nnamdi Kanu in Israel?”
“We are the counsel to Senator Enyinnaya Harcourt Abaribe, a distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, representing Abia South Senatorial Zone in the 8th Senate of National Assembly of Nigeria.
“As a pronounced patriot, he recently, against all odds, put live into our constitutional provision of the liberty of an accused as well as eased tension in our polity, by standing surety to Nnamdi Kanu (who is on trial on allegations of treasonable offences in CHARGE No. FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015.)
“In fact, to situate you properly into the salient realities involved in this national tragedy, the Nnamdi Kanu is the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).
“On 28th April 2017, the Hon trial Court granted him bail on medical grounds and Sen. Abaribe was one of the three sureties who executed the bail bond for his release.
“Your Excellency would recall that sometimes in 2017, the Nigerian Army High Command announced publicly that they were going to commence a military operation code-named “OPERATION PYTHON DANCE “(EGWU EKE) 11 in the whole of the South East Zone of Nigeria from 15th of September to 14ch of October 2017.