The 82 Division headquarters of the Nigerian Army in Enugu State, has insisted that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu is not in military custody.
Recall that Kanu has gone missing since September 14 when some soldier allegedly invaded his Umuahia resident.
The controversy generated from the fact that Kanu has not been seen or heard from since then has led to the general believe that the IPOB leader was in captivity of the Nigerian military.
However, a military source from the 82 Division headquarters, Enugu State, which coordinates Operation Python Dance II exercise maintained that they don’t have Kanu in their custody.
“If you follow the trends of things, the army has not been talking about a proscribed group. If someone says he does not know where Kanu is, who gave him the authority to file a motion against the army?
“We don’t want to be drawn into this propaganda. For goodness sake, if we have Kanu, of what use is it if we keep quiet? We have never been secretive. Nobody prompted us before we came out to talk about Egwu Eke II starting in the South-East. Nobody prompted us before we came out to say that despite all the pressures, we were not withdrawing the operation. The exercise is still ongoing,” the source said.