Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has asked his followers to prepare to enter into a new Biafra Republic before the end of this year.
Kanu made the announcement on Saturday morning, June 13th on his Facebook page while sharing a screenshot of an update in Aso Rock as reported by ThisDay.
This Day reported that there was a ‘security breach’ at the precincts of the Presidential Villa, State House, Abuja on Thursday night, when the First Lady’s Aide-de-camp, Usman Shugaba, attempted to force President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant, Sabiu Yusuf, into self -isolation over COVID-19 fears.
The newspaper quoted State House sources to have said that trouble started when Sabiu, President Buhari’s nephew, returned to his residence at the precincts of the Presidential Villa, just outside the Pilot gate, after a trip to Lagos where he had gone to meet his wife who had just delivered a new baby.
Citing COVID-19 protocols, sources said, the First Lady Aisha Buhari and three of her children, Zahra, Halima and Yusuf, accompanied by some of her security aides led by the Aide-de-Camp, on Thursday night went to the residence of Sabiu located just outside the Presidential Villa to demand that he should self-isolate for 14 days, so as not to endanger the first family.
The encounter was said to have degenerated into a heated argument as Sabiu insisted he was not the only aide to travel to Lagos saying that the new Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, is in Lagos every weekend till he settles in Abuja, and wondered why the double standard requiring his self isolation for visiting his own wife who just delivered a new baby.
Sabiu, also known as ‘Tunde’ (believed to have been named after Late Gen. Tunde Idiagbon, Buhari’s deputy during his military regime in the 1980s), was however said to have returned home after the arguments.
As he got home, the first lady in company of her children raided the premises raining abuses, presidential sources who witnessed the incident said, leading to the escape of Sabiu after gunshots were fired by the First Lady’s ADC in an attempt to apprehend the President’s aide, who had to breach walls to run for his life and escape to the nearby residence of President Buhari’s cousin, Mamman Daura, where he spent the night.
Reacting to the newspaper reportage, Kanu claimed that the gunshots in Aso Rock was a coup to topple what he described as the “Presidency of Aisha Buhari’s boyfriend”.
The IPOB Leader wrote:
“Bye bye…..#ZOO 💃 💃 💃
“Biafrans prepare, we are going home this year by the grace of Chukwu Okike Abiama.