Latest information from Afaraukwu area of Umuahia, Abia State capital, has it that soldiers finally broke into the home of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), this evening (Thursday, September 14, 2017).
“During the operation, they were alleged to have killed four persons and a dog, took away 15 persons and carted away all the awards to Kanu,” a News Express Correspondent in the area said.
Kanu’s whereabouts is unclear.
News Express had earlier reported that heavy gunshots were heard around Kanu’s home at about 5pm on Thursday, with residents scampering for safety and businesses hurriedly closing shop.
Early Thursday morning, soldiers killed two young men suspected to be IPOB members.”
The shooting came shortly after Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, announced that soldiers would be withdrawn from the streets of Umuahia and the commercial hub Aba on Friday to reduce tension and the suffering of the people.
Briefing the press on the security situation in the state, Ikpeazu said he will be meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss the situation in Abia. He warned against street protests by any group.
Source News Express
Posted 14/09/2017 7:09:26 PM