Thursday, 14 September 2017

Military invasion: Lawyer says Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts unknown as brother says 4 persons killed, 15 injured during Army raid

The lawyer to Nnamdi Kanu has alleged that men of the Nigerian Army invaded the home of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra on Thursday afternoon.

In a statement made available to the press, the lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, accused the Nigerian Army of declaring war on Kanu and “innocent, unarmed and defenceless” supporters of IPOB.

“The Military has declared war on the innocent, unarmed and defenceless civilians. Sporadic shooting is going on in the premises of Nnamdi Kanu now.

“The situation is serious. My client’s whereabouts has remained unknown. His entire house has been shattered with bullets and missiles.

“The soldiers had just forcefully gained entrance into his house after shooting for about 40 minutes. His entrance gate was broken and forced open. Their mission is still unknown as every person seen in his house has surrendered, including his aged parents.

“We will avail the world with the pictures of these dastardly acts,”  Ejiofor said.

The lawyer called on supporters of Biafra to remain calm in the face of what he described as “unprovoked killings.”

“In the face of this unprovoked killings, torture, abduction and malicious destruction of property, I still appeal for calm from IPOB members. Just be assured that the entire world is watching. Do not take up arms, continue to conduct yourselves in the most civilized manner you are well known for,” Ejiofor said.

Ejiofor has repeatedly accused the Nigerian army of plotting to forcefully take down his client, alleging that several members of the IPOB have already been killed by the soldiers.

On Sunday, the lawyer accused the army of attacking IPOB members, ‘without provocation’ killing several people.

“They had continued to shot sporadically into the air through which assault, about five of his family members were brutally wounded and some unfortunately killed.

“There is no doubt that the present deployment of troops to the South East is to haunt for my client and possibly eliminate him,” the statement said.

Meanwhile,  The younger brother of the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu claims four persons were killed and 15 arrested in the alleged raid of Mr Kanu’s house on Thursday by soldiers, TheCable reports.

Emmanuel Kanu, also known as “fine boy”, said the soldiers did not find his brother, who was the intended target.

According to the report, the spokesman of 14 Brigade Ohafia, Oyegoke Gbadamosi, declined to speak while the deputy director, army public relations 82 Division Enugu, Sagir Musa, a colonel, did not pick his call.

The four persons allegedly killed are thought to be members of IPOB, and, if confirmed, would bring to six the total number of reported fatalities on Thursday alone.

Earlier in the day, soldiers reportedly killed two persons and took the bodies away.

“Fine Boy” said his father’s dog was gunned down by the soldiers while the palace was desecrated.

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1 comment:

Sam Mollaei said...

The case about Nnamdi Kanu is really important. You know, how dangerious he is. Nnamdi Kanu is a powerful man also. In this way, it's hard to find out him without any clue. Let's see how cops find out him. Physician Contract Review

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