Several Injured As IPOB Members Attack Soldiers At Nnamdi Kanu’s Palace In Umuahia Abia State Today

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September 10, 2017 – Several Injured As IPOB Members Attack Soldiers At Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s Palace In Umuahia Abia State Today

IPOB leaderhisp in Abia State has alleged a plot by security agencies in the state to eliminate their leader and Director of Radio Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

Soldiers in three patrol vans and an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) on Sunday reportedly shot and injured many IPOB supporters at the country home of their leader (Kanu) at Afara Ukwu Ibeku, Umuahia, the state capital after some of their members foiled attempt by the soldiers to gain entrance into the palace of Kanu’s father.

They alleged that they had before the foiled invasion got information from a source that the army authorities in the state have concluded plans to come and abduct Kanu since the court was yet to reverse his bail.

It was learnt that three members of IPOB were reportedly shot,while others sustained different injuries as the soldiers were said to have shot sporadically following the resistance to allow them gain entrance into Kanu father’s compound.

Narrating the incident, Nnamdi Kanu in a telephone conversation with newsmen said he was resting at about 6.30pm on Sunday when one of his relatives drew his attention to heavy presence of soldiers at the main entrance to his family home.

He said before anyone could know what was happening, the soldiers who he claimed came to kill him started shooting sporadically and in the process wounded so many people.

The IPOB leader who described the incident as “crude show of power” on innocent and defenceless people of Biafra, said nothing warranted such show of shame on the people that are demanding and charting the course that they believe in.

He called on his supporters and IPOB members to remain calm in the face of unwarranted attack on them.

Kanu’s father and the traditional ruler of Afaraukwu Community, HRH Eze Israel Kanu described the invasion as “unwarranted and shocking “.
The monarch said his son committed no crime to warrant military invasion of his palace.

When contacted, the Army Public Relations Officer, 14Brigade Ohafia, Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi denied the allegations saying that the soldiers were on routine patrol and did not shot at any IPOB member.

Gbadamosi however accused the IPOB members of attacking the soldiers and injuring some of the officers in the process.

But the State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeleye Oyebade in response to a text message sent to him by our reporter confirmed the incident.

Part of the text message stated “Unfortunately, a policeman on guard duties going to work was matcheted by the IPOB group, while a soldier man and a civilian were equally injured. All are being treated in the Police Clinic for minor injuries sustained. Normalcy has been restored, as our men are fully on ground, to ensure no further breach of the peace.”

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10 thoughts on “Several Injured As IPOB Members Attack Soldiers At Nnamdi Kanu’s Palace In Umuahia Abia State Today

  1. Soldiers routine patrol in Afara Ukwu Ibeku, since when and what warrant this sudden patrol in a village like Afara Ukwu Ibeku?

  2. Honestly, I see no reason why the federal government is acting like the aggressor this time around. Why are soldiers patrolling Kanu’s father palace on their stupid and dump routine patrol of the village. And why are the federal government acting ahead of the court without the court order to arrest Mr. Kanu. President Mohammed Buhari administration suddenly turned a nobody and a once security guard in London to a superstar because of disobedience to court order to release Kanu even after the court had issued a order to release him. Arresting Kanu Nnamdi at this time without committing any serious criminal offence will further increase his popularity among his followers and unnecessary sympathy for his course. Kanu has the right to insult any religious or tribe in Nigeria and to express himself in his own way and in his own world in as much as he is not promoting violence and crime, let him be. Why patrolling his Kanu’s domain on routine patrol why not continue to patrol every streets and corner of Boko Haram territories in Bornue and Adamawa states for the safety of those terrified citizens. This is unwise, dumb and miscalculation on the path of the federal government. Arrest him only if he commit any criminal offences, but intimidating him and his loyal supporters will only worsen the situation. PMB should immediately call those soldiers to order.

  3. Nigeria is not,was not and will never be one…No matter your power,TRUTH can never be defeated. GOD is watching and theWORLD is witnessing.

  4. THE ARMY, THE POLICE, THEY KNOW how to twist events. IPOB members just saw army people on patrol and attacked them? Believe this flimsy tale, believe anything.

  5. My father told me that any time you are travelling and suddenly you started seeing plantain tree, you are closer to where people live. Biafra is just around the corner. We will never be in the same country with these cattle rearers terrorists never ever. They contributes absolutey nothing to the economy only death by their herdsmen, army and police, killing tax payers.

  6. MOST STUPID MOVE BY THE MILITARY AND POLICE.BY STOOPING SO LOW TO ATTACK KANUS TRADITIONAL PALACE.YOU ARE THREATENING FATHER AND SON IN THIER OWN HOUSE WITH ARROGANT DISPLAY OF POWER.U GUYS WILL SOON GET WHAT U ARE LOOKING FOR>

  7. Invading and Attacking people whose agitation are peaceful is barbaric, uncalled for and a flagrant violation of our constitution and of the international law. The federal government should remember how they caused massive dissatisfaction, anger which resulted into violent retaliation and the full fledge creation of BOKO HARAM when they unjustly killed it leader. We are afraid similar thing may be knocking at the door from the southeast. Rather than using Nigerian military resources to fight the jihadists insurgents in the north, the government of the day has choosing to wield there military power against a peaceful activist and his members calling for equity, equality and denouncing marginalisation of the Igbo people. It is crystal clear that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government is no respecter of our constitution. The world should know that he will be held accountable should there be any report of Nnamdi Kanu’s death in the hands of his military aggressors.

  8. The surprise here is the absence of video coverage of the event to let the truth in the counter accusations be known as is now the order of the day when the unusual occurs.
    Any video plse?

  9. As much as I despise these guys running after amoured tank and putting their life’s at risk.. We can’t totally say they are stupid, it’s not wrong to ask to renegotiate our oneness as a nation if things are not going the way they should, and one part feels cheated.., Over 2million people can’t be stupid because they are asking for referendum..Their approach might be wrong but they are fighting a good course!

  10. Nigeria IG has not right to send any soldier to the house of innocent family. IPOB any time those mumu soldier come to the palace take them as intruder and lynche them,did Buhari tell them that Afara is sambisa, I said lynch them. Bastard Nigeria IG and soldiers.

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