As the Nigerian military continue to deny being in custody of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu and his aged parents, the traditional chiefs of Afaraukwu community in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State, where Kanu’s father is traditional ruler, have cried out to the state government to assist them in finding Kanu and his parents.
Kanu and his parents got missing after troops of the Nigerian Army invaded their country home in Afaraukwu on September 10.
Now the traditional chiefs have said the disappearance of Eze Israel Kanu, his wife and son for more than three weeks after the soldiers’ invasion is giving them sleepless nights.
A member of Eze Kanu’s cabinet, Chimechefulam Odoemelam, told the Punch he was worried about the disappearance of the monarch and his family members.
According to him, despite the fact the fact that the community was now calm after the soldiers had been withdrawn, many residents still lived in fear.
He said, “The truth is that we have not seen or heard from our Eze since we all came back. Everybody is confused about his whereabouts because we do not know where to look for him.
“We have reported the case to the body of traditional rulers in Ibeku, Umuahia kingdom where we belong and our Chairman, Eze Henry Ezekwem, has promised to give us a date to meet him on the matter.
“We are hoping that the Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers which he (Eze Kanu) is a member will also lend their voice in asking for his whereabouts.”
Odoemelam asked the Abia State and Federal Government to probe the soldiers who invaded the palace in order to know if they took away the trio.
Meanwhile, the palace of Kanu’s father was still cordoned off, with vehicles riddled with bullets still on the palace’s premises, the newspaper reported.