The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has alleged a plot to kill the lead lawyers of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The Media and Publicity Secretary of the secessionist group, Emma Powerful, said this in a statement made available to PUNCH in Awka, Anambra State.
He gave the names of the lawyers as Ifeanyi Ejiofor and Aloy Ejimakor.
The IPOB publicist said, “We wish to put the whole world on notice about the wicked plot by the frustrated government of Nigeria to secretly eliminate our resilient lawyers, Ifeanyi Ejiofor and Aloy Ejimakor, over their committed efforts in the defence of our leader.
“The Nigerian government is not happy with the expertise and professional prowess of these veteran lawyers and other members of the legal team to deflate the fabricated charges against our leader, hence, their plot to eliminate them.
“Intelligence report at our disposal also indicates that this covert plan extends to the elimination of Mazi Benjamin Madubugwu, Bright Ishinwa, Chidiebere Onwudiwe and David Nwawuisi.
“Several state coordinators are also on their elimination list, handed down by the Nigerian government to its security agencies.
“The Nigerian government intends to carry out this targeted elimination through the security personnel deployed in South-East under the guise of Operation Golden Dawn to do the dirty job.
“The compromised security agents have decided to eliminate Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyers once they step into any part of the South-East.
“The world should hold Nigeria Government responsible should anything happen to our lawyers and any of those listed above.
“This is not the first time such evil plot would be hatched against them as Ejiofor has severally escaped assassination attempts on his life by these same Nigerian security operatives. His attackers had twice set his home on fire.
“The world must take note and pay attention to the atrocities being committed in Biafra land by the Nigerian government.”
The statement added that IPOB was bringing the plot of the Nigerian government to the attention of the international community.