Soldiers Surround Nnamdi Kanu's Home And Invade NUJ Office

Biafra Security Services growing in numbers

Army denies killing IPOB members in Abia

He said, "Reports in the social media that the governors condemned the alleged attack on IPOB members are false, but instead, they are working assiduously to bring lasting peace and stability to the zone".

"They wanted to bulldoze their way into the palace but IPOB members formed human shield and resisted them".

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has accused the army of trying everything possible to invade his home at Isiama Afaraukwu as well as making attempts to provoke his supporters into violence which is not part of their culture.

Some of the soldiers were reported to have also invaded the Abia State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists on Aba Road, Umuahia, and destroyed laptops and other valuables.

Sani Usman, army spokesman, could not confirm the invasion when contacted.

A statement issued by its assistant director of Public relations, Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi refuted claims that troops invaded Kanu's home or killed anybody.

Kanu said that he does not want any form of war, "What I want is freedom and I am convinced that self-determination through referendum is the only way to settle this dispute once and for all so that everyone would be happy".

Gbadamosi said troops fired warning shots in the air to disperse hoodlums who lobbed stones and broken bottles against them during a procession in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.

The army which maintained that no life was lost in the incident urged the public to "disregard the rumours going round and the fictitious photographs of purported victims of attack".

"Members of the public are please requested to go about their lawful business and report any suspicious activity to the nearest police station or security outfit".

"3 people have been killed by the military and 20 wounded in their raid on Nnamdi Kanu's home".

Kanu's lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, in a statement, said what transpired at the home of the leader of IPOB was a siege.

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