Nnamdi Kanu Declared Missing

Ejiofor's prayer was contained in a suit he filed before the court, on Wednesday.

IPOB and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, are campaigning for an independent country of Biafra made up of ethnic Igbos.

The army is yet to respond to the demands for the disclosure of the whereabouts of Kanu.

The grounds for the relief, the application said include that the IPOB leader was, before he went missing, know to have lawfully exercised his constitutional right of freedom of association, peaceful assembly and self determination.

According to the lawyer, Kanu was still, "enjoying the bail granted him by the court, when the prosecution in the trial requested the court to revoke his bail that was granted him by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja".

The minister's statements is coming weeks after Kanu's home in Afaraukwu, Umuahia, Abia state was invaded by Soldiers under "Operation python dance II".

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He argued that the IPOB leader was last seen after soldiers invaded his home on September 14, "on a murderous raid, where life and mortar bullets were fired on unarmed and defenseless populace, leaving 28 persons dead and abducting many".

"It is either they (soldiers) captured him or killed him when they attacked our house".

The motion also has Kanu as the only applicant and the chief of army staff as the respondent.

Nnamdi Kanu's supporters claim the military took away the IPOB leader after the claimed invasion. He said Kanu had "crossed a line" with his agitation for Biafra and that he (Mohammed) suspects the IPOB leader could be "in hiding".

Further on the proscription, the federal government of Nigeria had equally and still insists that IPOB is a terrorist organisation, maintaining that the group had printed its currency and was extorting money from innocent citizens of Nigeria.

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