Gunmen suspected to be militants of Indigenous People Of Biafra(IPOB) have attacked the residence of Joe Igbokwe, the Special Adviser on Drainage and Water Resources to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in Nnewi, Anambra State.
Igbokwe announced the development in a post on his Facebook on Sunday.
Igbokwe accused the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of masterminding the attack
Igbokwe said some parts of the building were burnt by the IPOB.
He added that CCTV cameras captured the attackers arriving in a vehicle at his residence in the town.
He said, “IPOB invaded my house in Nnewi about now. I’m sure they razed down my house, given the jerrycans of petrol I saw being offloaded from their Sienna car via CCTV. To God be the glory. I’m still alive. My Study is my greatest regret.
“I thank God that I am still alive. Things of the world mean nothing to me.”
Shortly after news broke on the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader, in June, Igbokwe shared a photo of him kneeling with his arms raised in celebration.
He had explained that he was celebrating because Kanu had marked him and his children for death.
Igbokwe said Kanu asked his boys to behead him anywhere he was found.
In the statement titled, “THANK GOD I SURVIVED NNAMDI KANU’S MADNESS”, Igbokwe said that aside himself and his children, Kanu also imposed kill-on-sight order on those who speak against his dream land, Biafra.
“Nnamdi asked his boys to behead me anywhere they see me. They did not spare my children, as they extended the same fatwa to them. He also did not spare the names of every other person who speaks against his dream land, Biafra.
“While they were looking for me, I sort the face of God hours on end because I know that to kneel is to win. It was a big battle. Friends were calling me, family members shouted from the roof top that I should lie low. My Children said I was putting them in constant danger. My wife complained and shouted but when she discovered that I cannot change she resorted to seek the face of God also.”
He said: “At about 2pm, of 3rd October 2021, the command received a distress call of fire incident in Nnewi. The Police Operative are currently on ground and the area has since been cordoned off. Further details shall be communicated,” he said.
Anambra State recently has recorded widespread of violence in the buildup to the November governorship election.
DAILY GIST earlier reported that some Gunmen attacked and burnt down the police and the Department of State Services headquarters in Nnewi, Anambra State.
Unspecified number of people were said to have been killed during the attack while several others were injured according to reports
Gunmen had also attacked the convoy of a federal lawmaker representing the state, Chris Emeka Azubogu.
A police officer and the driver of the lawmaker were killed while a police station was set on fire.
Azubogu, who defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) few hours before the incident, was not in the convoy when the assailant struck.
Two days before the attack, seven persons, including, Dr Chike Akunyili, widower of Dr Dora Akunyili, former Director-General of the National Agency for Food Administration and Drug Control (NAFDAC), were murdered in broad daylight by unknown gunmen
Dethroned traditional ruler of Mkpunando Aguleri, Alex Edozieuno, was murdered weeks before the killing of Akunyili.
Edozieuno was killed along Ezu Bridge, Otuocha in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra.
Andy Uba, governorship candidate of the APC in Anambra, on Saturday suspended the flag-off of his campaign due to the killings.
The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been on rampage not just in Anambra but across the South East.
Its however not clear if the killings in Anambra have political undertone or IPOB is behind them.
Currently, banners and bill boards bearing campaign massages are being pulled down while branded campaign vehicles are hardly seen on the streets.
Nigerian flags have also been removed in some public and government buildings for fear of the attack by gunmen.
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