Alleged Military Attack & Killings at Nnamdi Kanu's Residence: IPOB, Nigerian Army, Police Speak Up (Videos)

Alleged Military Attack & Killings at Nnamdi Kanu's Residence: IPOB, Nigerian Army, Police Speak Up (Videos) Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu

Five people were allegedly feared dead and others injured when Nigerian soldiers allegedly attacked Nnamdi Kanu's country home in Abia. The Nigerian Army, Police and IPOB have now reacted. 

IPOB reportedly attacked woman during fracas with Nigerian troops (Photo: SR)

The Indigenous of People of Biafra (IPOB) earlier on Sunday took to social media to report that the Nigerian Army had laid an ambush on the residence of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. 
According to SaharaReporters, the group claimed that the military men had tried to forcefully enter the premises of Kanu and on failure to do so, had began firing shots at security officers and unarmed IPOB members around the area. 
Nnamdi Kanu who claimed that the soldiers stormed his residence and injured several occupants in an attempt to kill him, revealed that 3 persons were killed and 20 others severely injured.
Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the legal adviser to Nnamdi Kanu, also asserts that the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, is doing everything in its power to kill his client. Ejiofor says the President and the Chief of Army Staff, should be held responsible by the international community if anything happens to his client.
In response to this accusations, the Nigerian Military shared a video reporting that IPOB members had attacked their armored personnel carrier as it drove by the residence of Nnamdi Kanu. The Nigerian Army denies any attacks was carried out on the premises of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The Nigerian Army also released a press statement signed by Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi, Assistant Director Army Public Relations, vehemently denying any attacks on Kanu’s residence.
“This is far from the truth. Rather, it was a group of suspected IPOB militants that blocked the road against troops of 145 Battalion while as a show of force along FMC-World Bank road in Umuahia town, Abia state at about 6.00 - 6.30pm today. They insisted that the military vehicles would not pass and started pelting soldiers with stones and broken bottles to the point of injuring an innocent female passerby and a soldier, Corporal Kolawole Matthew. The troops fired warning shots in the air and the hoodlums dispersed. No life was lost,” the statement read.
Also reacting to the event, the Abia State Police Commissioner, Lele Oyebade, stated that there was no attack on the home of Nnamdi Kanu. “What happened was that the military was parading a new armored carrier and passed through Nnamdi Kanu’s residence”.


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