The whereabouts of Okechi Emmanuel Ifeanyi, Coordinator, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Mararaba , Nasarawa State is still unknown since October 2nd , 2016 when armed men suspected to be members of Islamic group, Boko Haram attacked him and others at their meeting, killing some, injuring others.
According to IPOB member, Emeka Okafor before he was killed by the Islamic group a week later, Ifeanyi escaped through the window on the fateful day and ran into the bush.
Ifeanyi was Emeka’s gay lover and another group looking for gay lovers used the opportunity to attack Ifeanyi’s shop and burnt it down after looting the shop. They burnt his car too. The group held Ifeanyi’s brother and sister to provide Ifeanyi but when they were unable after 2 days , they were beheaded.
Emeka had said himself and Ifeanyi were being hunted to be killed by the terror group because they were proclaimed gay, but he could not join Ifeanyi in traveling outside the country at that material time due to circumstances beyond him but Ifeanyi had luck on his part as a friend was processing a Visa for him to ran outside the country, hoping to seek Asylum in Switzerland.
Narrating the ordeals of the family for losing, a brother and sister with Ifeanyi’s whereabouts unknown at Awka to our correspondent, Innocent and Chinelo Okechi, relatives of Ifeanyi said it was traumatic for them but appealed to God to use good citizens to keep Ifeanyi alive wherever he is as his traducers are still hunting for his head for nothing.
Innocent and Chinelo believed that from the story of Emeka Okafor before he was killed , Ifeanyi traveled to Austria and that was the last they heard about him even as they prayed and wished him happy stay as Nigeria has become hopeless for him having lost business and marked for death.
They called on good Nigerians and citizens of his host country to help him get asylum he sought as it is better he is alive and reconnect with them than stay in Nigeria and get killed by heartless Islamic marauders.
They appealed to Ifeanyi to reconnect with them via facebook once he is free and boundless in his host country.
Meanwhile, investigations by this medium revealed Ifeanyi is alive and in Switzerland where he is seeking asylum.
According to an associate of Ifeanyi, Henry Okeke, Ifeanyi was in Austria but now in Switzerland and needed all the prayers and support to be granted Asylum there to be able to be rehabilitated.
When contacted through Henry Okeke, Ifeanyi confirmed all Henry Okeke, his friend in Nasarawa told him about his precarious situations and the manhunt for his head as well as the death of his sister and brother but appealed that prayers should be intensified for him to be accepted in Switzerland as he has no other place to go.
Prof Katchy who spoke in Onitsha the Anambra State commercial nerve centre, during award given to him by a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Global Initiative for the Most Vulnerable.