The World Igbo Congress (WIC) has concluded plans to hold a massive nationwide rally in solidarity with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho.
Naija News reports that this was announced on Radio Biafra by Simon Ekpa on Thursday in a live broadcast on his official Facebook page.
He urged concerned Nigerians to be part of the protest to ensure justice for Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho.
Ekpa said, “The World Igbo Congress is organising a mega rally in solidarity for Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho’s release.
”We are calling on every concerned Nigerians to participate in the exercise. If you are a concerned Nigerian, a Biafran or Oduduwa, ensure you participate in the rally which is going to be the biggest in the country.”
Recall that IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu was reportedly rearrested in Kenya and extradited back to Nigeria on the 27th of June, 2021.
He was then arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako who ordered his remand in the custody of the DSS until his next trial date which is July 26 and 27.
Kanu, who is facing an 11-count charge of treason, treasonable felony, terrorism and illegal possession of firearms, among others, jumped bail in 2017 and left the country, only to re-emerge in Israel and then in the United Kingdom.
While the DSS raided the residence of Igboho in Soka, Ibadan on July 1, 2021.
After the raid, the secret police paraded 12 of Igboho’s followers in Abuja, saying one other was being profiled.
The DSS who said two of Igboho’s guards were killed during a gun duel, declared the agitator wanted.
It said a joint team of security operatives raided Igboho’s residence early on Thursday based on an intelligence report that he was stockpiling arms.
“A team of joint security operatives raided the residence of Sunday Adeyemo at Soka in Ibadan. This was based on intelligence that he had stockpiled arms in the place,” said DSS spokesman, Peter Afunaya.
Afunaya added that the team searched the house and subsequently recovered seven AK-47 assault rifles, three pump action guns, 30 fully charged AK-47 magazines, 5,000 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, five cutlasses, one Jack knife, one pen knife, two pistol holsters, a pair of binoculars, a wallet containing $5, local and international driving licences in his name, ATM cards, a German residence permit No. YO2N6K1NY bearing his name; two whistles, 50 cartridges and 18 walkie-talkies.
Others are three charm jackets/traditional body armour, two laptops, one Toshiba and one Compaq laptops and his passport and those of many others.
But Igboho, who has since denied the claims said the weapons were planted by the DSS.