Nigerian Army Denies Attacking Nnamdi Kanu’s Home
The 14 Brigade Nigerian Army, has denied any attack on the home of Nnamdi Kanu, separatist activist and leader, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, saying that nobody was killed by soldiers in the East.
There had been reports earlier of a siege at the home of the activist in Umuahia. Fellow activist and forensic psychologist, Law Mafor, told XCLUSIVE MAGAZINE that Kanu had called him Sunday evening stating that his home was under siege.
The army mobilised back to the East recently in an operation it called ‘Python Dance’, meant as peace keeping operation.
But explaining in detail what actually happened, the 14 Division, Nigerian Army stated that earlier report on attack of Nnamdi Kanu’ home was pure fabrication.
“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 on show of force along FMC-Word Bank Road in Umuahia town, Abia State at about 6.00-6.30pm on Sunday.
“They insisted that the military vehicles would not pass and started pelting the soldiers with stones and broken bottles to the point of injuring an innocent female passerby and a soldier, Corporal Kolawole Mathew.
The troops fired warning shots in the air and the hoodlooms dispersed. No life was lost.
“Therefore the public are kindly enjoined to disregard the rumours going round and the fictitious photographs of purported victims of attack. Both the soldier and the innocent female passerby have been evacuated to the unit’s Medical Inspection Room and are receiving treatment,” said Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi, assistant director of information, 14 Division, Nigerian Army.
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