Security operatives in the South East have launched a manhunt for Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB and other leaders of his group. Kanu is said to be wanted because the government feels it may be risky to leave him free until the next adjourned date when his case would come up at the Abuja Federal High Court. The order for his arrest has been given to the Police, military and Department of State Services, reports have said.
“We are seriously looking for him. He has a lot of things to explain to the government concerning his statements, actions and activities.
“We can’t sit by and allow the security situation in the country to be compromised to the extent that an individual will be challenging the Federal Government.
“Government has to do something about an individual that is recruiting young people, giving them uniforms, arming them and referring to them as a secret service.
“We have been seizing arms and ammunitions at the ports; we also need to know what they were meant for.
“This is someone who unilaterally said there would be no election in Anambra State and some people want us to allow him continue with his activities? No, we need to grow above our ethnic and tribal sentiments,” a source told The Punch.
Meanwhile, findings say the leader of the secessionist group has gone into hiding as he, along with other leaders of the group, have fled the house they occupied before the military commenced its operations in the area.