By Nkasi Kolie
At least, two persons were feared dead when security operatives said to be a joint team of Nigerian soldiers, police and Civil Defence Corps invaded the country home of Ifeanyi Ejiofor, personal lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPoB), Nnamdi Kanu, at Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State on Sunday.
A close family source, who pleaded anonymity, said that the attackers, who allegedly stormed Ejiofor’s house in 15 Hilux vans, abducted his elder brother, Joel; personal driver and two others, after shooting the lawyer’s personal assistant, among others.
The source said: “They had invaded and laid siege to Ejiofor’s family house, at about 2.30am, and left around past 4am, on Sunday, June 6. The invading security operatives had jumped the perimeter fence of the compound, after cutting its security cable and shot in different directions. They had stormed the scene in about 15 Hilux vans.
“Ifeanyi Ejiofor, human rights lawyer, who is also the principal attorney to the IPoB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, was unable to be tracked and abducted or instantly shot dead because he was hiding somewhere in his house.
“The security operatives shot his personal assistant, one Samuel Uzo Okoro (Biggy), who was killed inside the compound. Unable to locate the lawyer, and having killed the personal assistant, the security operatives took his corpse into the boot of a car belonging to Barr. Ejiofor, and ordered his chief driver, fondly called Papa, to drive the car and follow them. The attackers also abducted Barr Ejiofor’s elder brother, Joel, and the lawyer’s two domestic staff, named Ugochukwu and Chikezie, and bundled them away.”
Several efforts made by SECURITY REPORTERS.com to get across to Joel Ejiofor for his own side of the story were unsuccessful as at press time.
Police Public Relations Officer, Anambra State Command, Ikechukwu Ikenga, denied having knowledge of the attack.
He said: “The headquarters is not yet aware of the said attack. We shall investigate and get back to you, please.”