3 Reported Dead, Scores Injured As Nigerian Army Denies Invading Kanu’s Residence
There is currently tension in Umuahia, the capital of Abia State, as a detachment of soldiers from the Nigerian Army has surrounded the Afaraukwu country home of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
It is understood that the soldiers arrived Kanu’s residence in armoured personnel carriers and Hilux vehicles.
The development, it was also gathered, has caused panic in the area, forcing shop owners to close immediately.
The Punch is reporting that some of the soldiers also invaded the Abia State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists on Aba Road, Umuahia, and destroyed laptops and other valuables.
Pressmen at the secretariat disclosed that the soldiers claimed they saw somebody taking photographs of them from the building.
The Chairman of Council Mr. John Emejor, who expressed disappointment over the incidents, said a National officer of the Union Ezeogo Bonny Okoro was slapped by one of the Soldiers.
He said, “Our press centre was invaded by soldiers, two Journalists lost their IPads and phones, while a national leader in the office was attacked.
“Our stand is that those involved in this attack on innocent Journalists should be fished out and punished in line with the constitution of the Country.”
Tuesday’s development is coming barely 48 hours after the clash between the Army and IPOB members on Sunday evening, which left three people dead with scores injured.