Soldiers surround Nnamdi Kanu’s home

Nnamdi Kanu IPOB

A detachment of soldiers on Tuesday surrounded the Afaraukwu country home of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, in Abia State Capital.

The soldiers arrived the community barely 48 hours after a clash between the Nigerian Army and IPOB members on Sunday evening, which left three people injured.

They came with about 10 armoured carrier vehicles and seven Hilux vans.

The development caused panic in the area, forcing shop owners to close immediately.

Some of the soldiers also invaded the Abia State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Aba Road, Umuahia, and destroyed laptops and other valuables.

According to journalists at the secretariat, the soldiers claimed they saw somebody taking photographs of them from the building.

Abia NUJ chairman, John Emejor, confirmed the incident.

Mr 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.”

When contacted, Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 14 Brigade, Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi, confirmed the incident.

He said he had asked the NUJ chairman to send the photograph of the damaged office to him.