The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has banned President Muhammadu Buhari from travelling outside the country, our correspondent can confirm.
This is coming on the heels of Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, attacked by suspected members of the IPOB at a function in Nuremberg, Germany on Saturday.
He also placed a similar ban on Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Nigeria’s Chief of Army staff, from any foreign trip.
The leader of the IPOB, announced the ban during a live broadcast on Radio Biafria on Sunday.
He lampooned the two leaders for launching ‘Operation Python Dance’ against “armless” Biafran agitators in the South East, during which many IPOB members were reportedly killed.
“Any day you see Jubril aka Buhari or Buratai anywhere outside Nigeria, they will understand the meaning of anger”, Kanu stated.
The ‘Operation Python Dance’ was launched by the army in the South East in 2016 in the wake of protests by IPOB members who were demanding secession from Nigeria.
During the ‘Operation Python Dance’, the Nigerian army raided Umuahia, Abia State, the home town of the leader of the IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
IPOB had placed a N1 million bounty on four governors in the South East region.
The affected governors include Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) and Willie Obiano (Anambra).
The announcement comes barely 24 hours after Senator Ike Ekweremadu, immediate past Deputy Senate President, was attacked by members of IPOB in Germany, on Saturday.
Kanu had earlier praised the act of his members, while sending a strong note of warning to the governors and Chief Nnia Nwodo, President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.