The Afaraukwu-Ibeku community in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State has demanded the whereabouts of Israel Kanu, the father of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
The community had declared Israel Kanu missing after the 2017 “Operation Python Dance II” in the state.
He is the traditional ruler of Afaraukwu Autonomous Community.
His palace was allegedly attacked during the operation in September 2017.
Addressing journalists in Umuahia on Wednesday, Emeka Ezebuiro, the President General of Afaraukuwu Ibeku Development Union, said the community was still at a loss over the disappearance of their royal father.
Ezebuiro said the community had been passing through psychological trauma since the monarch got missing.
In a statement jointly signed by the president-general along with the traditional rulers of Okwulaga and Enyiukwu Autonomous Communities, Eddy Ibeabuchi and Philip Ukaegbu, respectively, the community called for the immediate release of the missing traditional ruler.