Traditional Leaders petition Buhari On The Disappearance Of Kanu’s Father
Traditional leaders from three communities in Afaraukwu, Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State, have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to set up an investigative panel to inquire into the invasion of the resident of the traditional leader of Afaraukwu community, HRH Eze Israel Kanu, (the father of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu) by the Nigerian Army.
The traditional rulers via a petition to the president claimed that they have not seen HRH Kanu; his wife, Lolo Sally; and some of his subjects since his palace was raided by the army on 14 September.
The petition was endorsed by the President-Generals of the three autonomous communities in Afara clan – Levi Ogbonna, Cletus Uwaechi and Chief Ikechukwu Ndubueze.
The allegations by the traditional rulers, in the petition, indicated that some residents of the community are yet to be seen since the military’s sudden appearance in the community.
The monarchs who provided a copy of the petition to newsmen in Umuahia on Tuesday, claimed they are afraid that the missing people are likely to have been killed by the army and their bodies taken away.
The Monarchs further asked that compensation should be paid for the desecration of the palace and that all the property allegedly taken away by the military operatives should be returned.
Part of the petition reads “… since September 14, 2017, the whereabouts of one of our traditional ruler, HRH Eze I. O. Kanu, and members of his family, including some members of Isiama Afaraukwu community, are still unknown.”