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>> Nnamdi Kanu, a separatist leader who's calling for the independence of a part of southeast Nigeria, hasn't been seen for more than two weeks, since an alleged military raid on his home. That's a raid that the army says never happened. Now, his disappearance and the reaction of his supporters could threaten reasonable stability in southeast Nigeria.
My name is Alexis Akwagyiram, I'm senior Reuters Nigeria correspondent. And I'm in Lagos, having just returned from the southeastern city of Umuahia where tensions are running high. Now, that's largely because of a military deployment to the city that was launched in September, around the same time that Kanu's group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, or IPOB for short, were named as a terrorist organization by Nigerian authority.
> They point to parallels with the breadth of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East, which happened after the group's leader, Mohammed Yusuf, was killed while in police custody in 2009.