The embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has criticized the attack on the home of Prof. George Obiozor, the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
Speaking with his legal team at the Department of State Services (DSS) headquarters in Abuja, the IPOB leader said those responsible for the attack would not be forgiven.
In a statement released by his counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Nnamdi Kanu called on the people of the South-East to protect elder statesmen in the region.
The statement in part reads,
“Onyendu (Kanu) took some time to express his anger and grave disapproval of the heinous act of destruction of the country home of the elder statesman and President General of Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, Prof George Obiozor. He describes the said destruction as cowardly and barbaric and condemns it in very strong terms. He further describes it as uncharitable, noting that the said elder statesman has been in the vanguard of behind-the- scene endeavours, discussions and negotiations, all aimed at exploring and implementing the option of a political solution, as a parallel way of ending the prevailing state of affairs.”
He also added that,
“the perpetrators of the heinous act shall not be forgiven and he went ahead to direct that all persons who were in any way involved in committing the dastardly act be fished out forthwith.”
“Onyendu warns that our elder statesmen should be protected at all times and that the monsters desecrating Igbo land should be fished out wherever they are and severely punished, in order to serve as a deterrent to their ilks.”
On Saturday, the Awo-Omanma home of Prof. George Obiozor in Imo State was attacked by unidentified assailants. According to eyewitness reports, the attackers threw explosive devices at the house.