The alleged invasion of the home of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu by the Nigerian Army revealed that three lives were lost and over 20 people were injured. The report claimed that a shootout between the Army and some suspected IPOB militants, a tale the Nigerian Army quickly debunked. ENCOMIUM Weekly brings you details emerging from the scenario:
- The alleged invasion was reportedly carried out on Sunday September 10, 2017.
- The alleged invasion allegedly claimed three lives and left over 20 others injured.
- The Nigerian Army through the Assistant Director of Public Relations of the 14 Brigade Nigerian Army, Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi has denied any form of invasion on the IPOB leader’s homestead.
- The Nigerian Army has said that the troop were going through FMC – World Bank Road in Umuahia Town, Abia state when suspected IPOB militants blocked the road and started throwing stone and bottles at the troop.
- The Nigerian Army also dismissed claims that lives were lost.
- The Nigerian Army further noted that only one innocent passerby (a woman) and a soldier, Corporal Kolawole Matthew were injured and are currently receiving treatment in the Unit’s hospital.
- The Army has urged the public to disregard the rumour making the rounds the social media.
- The Army also warned “mischief makers” threatening the peace and security of the country through falsehood.
- The Nigerian Army denied shooting at anyone, rather the troop had shot in the air to disperse the suspected militants.
- Turkish Diplomat, Abdulkadir Erkahraman says Nigerian Army is “crossing the redline”.
- Kanu’s lawyer, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor has accused the Buhari led administration of ‘laying siege’ on his client, Nnamdi Kanu.
– Azeezat Kareem for encomium.ng