The people of Afaraukwu, have cried out over the long absence of their monarch, Eze Isaac Kanu, the father of the leader of the proscribed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
The President General of Afaraukwu Ibeku Development Association, AIDA, Chief Ikechukwu Nwabueze, said that since after the Operation Python Dance II, the community has been in shambles.
Nwabueze, also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to provide the community with the sum of N500 million to cleanse the alleged desecrated thrown and land, without which, he said the monarch may not return.
Speaking with Sun, Nwabueze said, “Since after the operation Python Dance in September last year, the Isiama Afaraukwu community has not seen our monarch and it has not been easy for us more especially I, the president general, because I cannot do my own duty as well do the work of the monarch.
“As a result of that, our community has been in shambles because the Eze is the father that holds the tradition and all that.
“Outside the fact that we have not seen our traditional ruler since the invasion of our community by the military last year, we are equally worried over the desecration of our land and in particular, the Egwu Ukwu palace.
Some time ago, we wrote an open letter to the Federal Government asking them to come for a total cleansing of the area, what we call ’Egwu Avu’ because there are certain things they need to bring because of the type of people that entered there and because of the killings inside the palace.
“This should be done so that our gods will be appeased because since after the invasion of our community and the palace in particular by the military, so many strange things have been happening in the community.
“Since that time, we have been experiencing some kind of strange deaths in our community now. More so, they did a lot of damage, so many people we’ve not seen, so many people died as a result of shock and things like that, so, we need to appease our gods for the land to be calm.
“So, all we are saying is that they should sanitize our place that was desecrated and also we are asking the Federal Government to pay us N500 million so that we can buy all the necessary things we need for the cleansing of our land that was desecrated.
“The things that are needed include, white tortoise, white kite, white cow, white goat, white Igbo kola nut (37 in number). We’ve made inquires and those and others are what we are supposed to do.”