Nigerian military authorities have refuted claims of having the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu in detention.
The Director of Defence Information; Major General John Enenche who disclosed this on Friday in Abuja did not only refute the claims but added that the military is not in any position to declare Nnamdi Kanu wanted.
He also gave the assurance of the military towards sustaining the protection of lives and property in the country.
“Democracy has come to stay permanently in Nigeria, that is the assurance that we need to give to the public of Nigeria, the unalloyed loyalty of the armed forces of Nigeria to the commander in Chief of the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, grand commander of the Federal Republic is hereby assured.”
While reaffirming the total subordination of the Nigerian military to constituted civil authorities he gave reacted to questions on the whereabouts of the IPOB leader and said Nnamdi Kanu is not in the custody of the military.
“On the whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu, Nnamdi Kanu is not in the custody of the military.”