The Nigerian security team in Anambra state raided the house of Bar Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lawyer of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, on Monday.
The Security forces killed five members of IPOB and also burned houses and property in the community.
Meanwhile, the whereabouts of Barr Ejiofor, whose home was attacked, is still unknown.
Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB has condemned the attack which he described as an act of war.
In a statement received by Daily Time TV, the IPOB leader said; “Confirmed reports indicate that a combined team of Nigeria police and military assassination squad invaded the home of my lawyer Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor in Oraifite Anambra State this morning Monday December 2 in a bid to kill him and his family. Sadly three innocent Biafrans were killed by this invading Fulani force at his residence.
“This comes on the heel of yet another killing of two IPOB family members who were peacefully gathered in Arondizuogu yesterday 1 December. Their bodies are still in the morgue. Fulani caliphate police and army must know that the time is fast approaching when British diplomatic clout and protection may not be enough to shield them from the consequences of their daily crimes against innocent Biafrans. Attacking the home of my lawyer is a step too far and the only effect it will have is to hasten the disintegration of Nigeria.
“There is a United Nations Mission, US Embassy, British High Commission and other highbrow foreign diplomatic presence in Nigeria who should take note of these ugly development and convey same to their home countries. It is their responsibility to ensure this wanton brutality, lawlessness and anarchy being engineered by the Fulani caliohate led by Abba Kyari’s government against the people of Biafra is duly noted for what it is, an act of war.
“Those responsible for this deadly assault know they will pay dearly for it, they know, its only a matter of time.”
A statement by the command spokesman, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the attack, saying the incident occurred on Monday when policemen were dispatched to a arrest a suspected IPOB member.
“On 2/12/2019 at about 11:30 am, there was a formal complaint against One Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor ‘m’ (a member of the proscribed IPOB) in Oraifite on alleged case of abduction, assault occasioning harm and malicious damage to property,” Mr Mohammed, a superintendent of police, said in the statement.
“Following the report, Police Patrol teams led by the Area Commander, Oraifite ACP Oliver Abbey mobilised and rushed to the scene in order to arrest the suspect who declined Police invitation.
“However, as soon as Police arrived the house, armed men suspected to be IPOB members descended on the Police, set ablaze one Patrol vehicle and attacked them with rifles and machetes. As a result of the attack, two Police officers whose identities are being withheld were killed by the suspected IPOB members while others were inflicted with machete cuts. The injured personnel were rushed to the Hospital for medical attention and are presently receiving treatment.
“Consequently, the Command deployed reinforcements from the State Headquarters comprising of PMF, SARS and Special Anti Cult Units in conjunction with the Army/other Sister agencies who cordoned off the area in order to fish out the culprits, while Joint patrol are still ongoing in the town to prevent further breakdown of law and order.
“Meanwhile,some arrests were made and the Commissioner of Police CP John B. Abang,fdc who is on his way to the scene has vowed to bring perpetrators of this dastardly act to justice.”
Contrary to the statement by the police; eyewitness at Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor’s residence revealed that members of the Nigeria Police quickly picked up some IPOB activists they shot dead, threw them into their Hilux carrier and set the vehicle ablaze alongside the corpse of the IPOB members.
“No member of the Nigeria Police Force was harmed by IPOB members throughout the duration of the bloody raid by Nigeria security agents.
“Instead, not less than Five IPOB activists were brutally murdered while several others sustained various gunshot injuries,” eyewitness said.