Ifeanyi Ejiofor, counsel of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has asked a federal high court in Abuja to order Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, to reveal the whereabouts of his client.
The United States over the weekend said it did not recognize IPOB as a terrorist organization even though it remained committed to a united Nigeria.
The IPOB members were among those arrested by security agents in Umuahia, Isiala Ngwa and other parts of the state capital during the clash between the Army and members of the separatist group.
The senators put main blame on the chairman of the South east caucus, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP, Abia) for standing surety for the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, a sources privy to the discussion told Daily Trust.
Kanu is now on bail pending the resumption of his trial in Abuja next month on charges of treasonable felony.
According to him, Kanu has "crossed a line" with his agitation for Biafra and that he (Mohammed) suspects the IPOB leader could be hiding.
"I think we would rather respect his privacy".
He called on the global community to prevail on the army to produce his parents and the IPOB leader.
Recall also that barely 24 hours after the Nigerian army pronounced IPOB a terrorist organisation, the President of the Nigerian 8th Senate, Dr. Saraki condemned the categorisation of IPOB as a terrorist organisation, saying it was unconstitutional.
The United States (U.S.) this weekend said blacklisted-pro-Biafra group is not a terrorist organization as stated by the federal government of Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Kanu through his lawyer in the suit filed before the court is praying it to make an order compelling the Chief of Army staff to produce him (Kanu) in court on the next adjourned date to enable him defend himself in the terrorism charges slammed against him by the Federal government.