The Enugu State Police Command has declared three ring leaders of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, wanted.
Our correspondent gathered that the development is a fallout of the deadly clash between security operatives and IPOB members who were holding a meeting in Emene, Enugu.
Those under the watchlist are Nwachukwu Christian Mmadueke, Kelechukwu Kelvin and Abel Obunna.
A community leader, Chief Amudo Nwa, who decried the situation, blamed Mmadueke’s ordeal on a personal matter he has with his uncle.
He told journalists that Nwachukwu Christian Mmadueke, an indigene of Umueze Awkunanaw, in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State, was an easy going member of the community.
“It was actually Christian’s uncle that reported to the military that he is a key member of the IPOB; they have a land dispute and because of that he wants to use every means to get Christian out of the way.
“So, it was actually in search of Christian that the security agencies stormed the meeting venue of the IPOB members in Emene on May 29, 2023, but Christian miraculously escaped.
“Unfortunately, five IPOB members were killed during that confrontation, while some others were arrested.
“So, Christian is among those declared wanted. But the essence of this press conference is that as a community leader, I want the security agencies to know that Christian is a level headed member of our community. He has never been involved in any kind of crime.
“We are urging the police to remove him from the wanted list because he is not a criminal. As we speak, we don’t even know his whereabouts; it’s so sad,” Amudo Nwa lamented.