One person was injured on Sunday evening when soldiers reportedly opened fire on supporters of the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu at his Afraukwu Umuahia country home.
Narrating the incident to journalists, Kanu said the soldiers stormed his home in an armoured tank and about three Hilux vans loaded with heavily armed soldiers.
He added that the soldiers shot sporadically as they approached his father’s compound, causing panic and among residents of the area.
Kanu said the soldiers wanted to gain entry into his father’s compound but that IPOB members quickly formed a human shield around the compound and stoutly resisted them.
Kanu wondered why the army wound wants to invade his home when he had yet to receive any invitation from any security agency.
He, however, insisted that no amount of intimidation would make him abandon the struggle for Biafra independence.
He said: “I was sleeping this evening (Sunday) when suddenly I was woken up by the blaring of sirens. Initially, I thought it was the Commissioner of Police who lives in the neighborhood that was returning home. But the blaring persisted and was followed up by sporadic gun shots.
“The soldiers wanted to bulldoze their way into the palace but IPOB members formed a human shield and resisted them. They wanted to break the shield and fired at three persons and wounded others before leaving. Everybody including children was running away in confusion.”
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