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, September 14, 2017 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 Okezie Ikpeazu, announced that soldiers would be withdrawn from the streets of Umuahia and the commercial hub Aba on Friday to reduce tension and the suffering of the people.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.
Below is a video of the invasion unfolding. It was shared on Facebook Live by Somto Okonkwo.
Outrage Over Army Torture Video
A disturbing video showing soldiers torturing civilians, reportedly shot in the South East of Nigeria in September 2017, has been trending on social media since Wednesday, September 13, 2017.
The video, shot from the standpoint of the Nigerian soldiers shows men, believed to be Igbos made to lay down on the road side by the soldiers. Articles of clothing and the Biafran flag are seen in the video (below).
The person who recorded the video has been tracked down and confirmed that it was recorded on September 12, 2017 between 9am and 2pm at the Isi-Alanwa Army checkpoint in Abia State, close to the Clifford University Junction.
The victims of the army brutality are identified as IPOB activists who were heading towards to the country home of Nnamdi Kanu to show solidarity with him over the army invasion of his home.