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Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has alleged that the Nigerian Army tried to kill its leader Nnamdi Kanu at his residence in Afara Ukwu Ibeku, Umuahia, the Abia state capital.

IPOB media and publicity secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful told Vanguard that the attackers wore army and police uniforms and drove into the palace of the traditional ruler of Afaraukwu, who is the father of Nnamdi and started shooting people.

“We did not clash with anybody or group. The attackers wore Nigerian soldiers and Nigeria Police uniforms and came to kill our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in his compound at Afaraukwu, Umuahia and started shooting sporadically and killed five people and up to thirty other people had bullet wounds. After attacking our people, they drove off. They came in five Hilux vans,” Powerful said.

Facebook users shared live videos in the aftermath of the said attack.

Warning: Videos contain graphic content

In a telephone conversation with The Nation, Kanu said that the attack began at about 6:30pm when soldiers, who he claimed came to kill him started shooting sporadically as they got to the main entrance of his residence, adding that many people were wounded.

Kanu, who described the incident as “crude show of power,” urged his followers to remain calm.

Army Public Relations Officer, 14 Brigade Ohafia, Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi refuted the allegations, adding that soldiers were on routine patrol in the area and did not shoot at IPOB supporters.

Gbadamosi said that IPOB members attacked and injured soldiers.

Confirming that there was an incident in Kanu’s residence, Abia state commissioner of police Adeleye Oyebade said: “Unfortunately, a policeman on guard duties going to work was matcheted by the IPOB group, while a soldier man and a civilian were equally injured. All are being treated in the Police Clinic for minor injuries sustained. Normalcy has been restored, as our men are fully on ground, to ensure no further breach of the peace.”


  1. Agu

    September 10, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    The should arrest that guy. No body want to assassinate him because if the want it will be silently not publicly. This guy is hurting Nigeria Economy him and Boko Haram.

    • Johnik

      September 11, 2017 at 12:56 am

      How exactly is he hurting Nigeria’s economy??Nnamdi isnt Buhari ooo and n you do know that the more Buhari is trying to attack, arrest or kill him, Buhari is proving Nnamdi right and at this rate, he will end up making the man a hero or a martyr… which would be worse for my/our generation… there are ways to handle this, this isnt the way….

    • ec

      September 11, 2017 at 7:31 am

      find it hard to believe that Agu is indeed Igbo.
      Nigeria’s economy had already suffered. Boko Haram is partly to blame, the rest you can blame on our leaders.
      Although I don’t think the army planned to assassinate him…this time, I do believe it was used as a scare tactic

    • Authentic Sunshine

      September 11, 2017 at 10:40 am

      They’d better had assassinated him

    • Chris

      September 17, 2017 at 6:30 am

      “Blaming the victim”
      You are attacking unarmed civilians protesting the inhuman and barbaric act by the Islamic government against innocent Christians from the Eastern Nigeria. The people are simply demanding equality and economic justice. All the wealth of the Eastern Nigeria is disbursed by in the Northern Islamic leaders. 90% by of the executive and judicial members of the government are from the North. The Igbos are deprived of everything in their land (No roads, No bridges, No portable water, No electricity, No jobs, No Sea port, etc.) because the Northern leaders believe they are destined to rule Nigeria by force irrespective of the fact that Northerners are Muslims and Easterner are Christians. Like oil and water they cannot mix. The Igbos have every right to protest the horrible abuse from northern leaders. You have the audacity to blame the victim; you ought to be ashamed of yourself. You need to pray and ask God forgiveness.

  2. Leah

    September 11, 2017 at 3:39 am

    I was against arresting that lunatic in the first place to give him the acknowledgment he was looking for. But old and clueless Buhari feels threatened by everyone, even if you name your dog after him. Now people are getting hurt for what exactly? To enhance the ego of a loser who still lives in his father’s house. If he has violated the terms of his bail, get a warrant and put him away for good this time. This idiot and egomaniac is preying on the young, unemployed and frustrated (rightfully so by the way) for personal gain. And when are the Army going arrest the terrorists know as “Fulani herdsmen” for the multiple slaughters going on across the Country?

  3. Monday faith

    September 11, 2017 at 4:20 am

    Nigeria military and police are full of shit….. What are they doing in Kanu house? if not for negative mission. May God deliver IPOB and Nigerians from enemies within us.

    • Agu

      September 11, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      if you think propaganda by ipob will help this radical organiszation think again. biafra is dead get over it.

  4. chi

    September 11, 2017 at 6:09 am

    one certain you are not igbo ..ure just using a fake igbo name ( agu) to spam only nnamdi kanu article on BN..continue deciving yourself zoogeria slave

    • nene+

      September 11, 2017 at 8:57 am

      I really do not understand why Buharis govt can not invite Kanu over for a peaceful dialogue? Buhari will certainly be remembered as the worst president Nigeria ever had economically and inter- relationship wise.
      An agbaya , Agadi nwoke fighting a toddler ….so is buhari to Kanu. Continue, the people cheering you are ensuring none takes your place as the worst Nigerian leader.
      I hope no one died. Buhari??☻???? spits….. tuehhhh

  5. chi

    September 11, 2017 at 6:18 am

    If there is a certain group of people I dislike with every fiber of my being, it is those who perpetrate injustice against the weak and the vulnerable but there is another group I hate even more and that is those who hide under some phoney liberalism or neutrality to support injustice while pretending to be the peacemakersYou see this second group of people…….. fear them. Do not dine with them even with a long spoon. Infact, if the dangerous reptileknown as the black Mamba were to visit youin company of these ‘Nigerian peacemakers’, do not hesitate to club them to death while you go clubbing with your black mamba friend.Tell the Nigerian peacemaker about the Biafran war and the attendant tragedies and he will be like:”But Ojukwu shouldn’t have tried to break the country nah! The Igbos should have remained with their fellow Nigerians. Don’t you realise we are better off as one united country”This fake peacemaker will never talk about the unprovoked slaughtering of Igbo sons and daughters in the North which started as far back as 1945 in Jos and followed by another major pogrom in Kano in 1953 years before Nigerians even got her independence.This morally bankrupt recession-brained Nigerian peacemaker will never blame thosewho killed and still kill Ojukwu’s people which was what forced Ojukwu into declaring Biafra after all his effort at peace were rebuffed by the then president, YakubuGowon.Hearing these ‘Nigerian peacemaker’ talk about the Biafran war, you’d be forgiven to think Ojukwu just woke up from a terrible dream and simply declared Biafra.Igbos in the North were killed by northernerswith state-sponsored impunity. There are recorded instances where those killing weresupervised by Nigerian soldiers. And this was long before the 1966 coup even happened. There were several attempts by Ojukwu to get Gowon to take actions to protect the Igbos in the North. There were signed agreements like the one in Aburi where they all laughed, hugged and drank champagne together only for the Nigerian side to come back and jettison the agreement. They could have told Ojukwu that they needed some amendments done on the agreement if they felt they could no longer implement it but they unilaterally dumped the agreement. And the Igbo pogrom continued unabated.The Nigerian peacemaker would pretend he doesn’t know these.When Igbos made efforts to run from the North, they were chased down to the motor park and slaughtered by northern mob and soldiers. Pregnant women had their womb cut open and their babies removed violently after being killed. These are all verifiable facts.Those hate-induced state-sponsored killings were exactly what forced the first Nigerian Oxford product to join the Nigerian army, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu to declare Biafra in a bid to stop his people from going into extinction.The Nigerian peacemaker would pretend to be unaware of this fact.Today, almost 50 years after, thesame waveof state-sponsored killing and institutionalised marginalization of Igbos which led to the Biafran war are still rife in Nigeria and have even gone worse under President Muhammadu Buhari:The Igbo man is being treated like “The Deplorables”, demonic economic policies have been introduced specifically to ensure his business is destroyed completely. While the army is killing the unarmed IPOB members and bathing survivors with acid, thesame army is busy protecting terrorist fulani herdsmen with a 1000 man military taskforce and gifting boko haram with Amnesty.While every known rule and law has been broken in a bid to jail an Igbo son, Nnamdi Kanu, who has never killed a fly, a very powerful terrorist group (fulani herdsmen) ranked the 4th deadliest in the world is being protected by the govt and even paid a very large amount of money to stop killing innocent people and boko haram fighters jailed by the last administration are being released back into the society.What manner of injustice is this?What manner of people would endure this kind of grave injusticesIf Nnamdi Kanu were to be a Northerner, would he still be in jail?? Would he even have been arrested in the first place??In all of these, the Nigerian peacemaker will never blame the perpetrators of this moral tragedies, he will rather hide under some phony liberalism to support the oppressors and perpetrators of these immoral acts by blaming the Igbos for asking for Biafra.My father, the late Ogbu-Nwachima once told me that any man who would make no effort to address your grievances before asking you to make up and embrace your opponent, is more dark hearted than the onehe is trying to reconcile you with.Those so called intellectuals who said nothing when Buhari publicly flouted Justice Adeniyi Ademola’s order to release Nnamdi kanu, said nothing when soldiers killed hundreds of IPOB members and bathed some with acid, said nothing when an Igbo woman was gruesomely murdered in Kano and her killers set free by the govt, said nothing in the face of numerous state-sponsored murderous activities of the fulanicriminals, said nothing when soldiers killed IPOB members inside Ngwa high school, Aba on Feb. 9 etc but are always writing long epistles on why the Igbos should forgetBiafra, those people are evil! They are more devilish than the devil himself!I have more respect for ‘Muna’, my neighbour’s pig than you dishonest morally bankrupt enablers of injustice!Shame on you all!!.

    • So-called peacemakers

      September 11, 2017 at 9:51 am

      Chi, you’re wise.

  6. Fence

    September 11, 2017 at 8:54 am

    You cannot kill an Ideology with guns when would these imbeciles learn. Why cant we just do a round table talk?

    The American Researchers prediction : Nigeria: a failed stated 2030, might just come to pass.

    @Agu you are supporting Buharis government in doing this? so what then was the excuse of killing about 1000 shite muslims?
    is this how we excuse nonsensical violence in this country? the amount of blood spilled by this government is absolutely ridiculous

    I read here a few days ago that herdsmen killed about 19 women and children in a village yet no army is yet to be sent, boko haram nko? they cant defeat . if they make IPOB to carry weapons then we should all be prepared for the worst because they would use the anger of the past war and the current events to fight.

    Amnesty international has already published that so far Buharis government has killed about 150 IPOB members who were protesting peacefully this year, yet the agitation has not reduced.

    There have been people who have always been living with the biafra ideology but previous governments ignored them but buharis tribalism and chronic ideology would not allow them think straight and focus on other important issues that would have killed this but instead they made Kanu a hero, adding to the fact that this year marks the 50th remembrance.

    .What I am still yet to get is that America predicted Nigeria would break, the same people supported Buhari and Nigerian youths didnt ask questions? and people are supporting the possibility of elrufai in 2019. chai

    Nigeria is a very weird country, the middle and upper class are physically in the country but they are spiritually living in the west because they are more aware of whats happening in western countries than their own.

    the poor are left to fight for their future yet we criticise them for daring to do so. smh

  7. Fence

    September 11, 2017 at 9:14 am

    IPOB should be careful and not retaliate. Another suspicion I am having is that Buharis health may not be looking too good, but instead of allowing Prof Osibanjo to take over, the army may cause commotion in SE and use it as a catalyst for the military government to come in. hmmm not saying this might happen but it just might if not tell me why they cant wait till the date the court has given him?

  8. Bowl

    September 11, 2017 at 11:32 am

    @Authentic sunshine and Leah, , Your fury is directed against some other thing not Nnamdi. Your hearts know this. The Biafran ghost can never be wished away !

  9. @ec

    September 11, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    i am igbo who think with his brain not with his emotion. Nnamdi Kalu is hurting the igbos more than he think he is jesus christ trying to save them.

  10. Agu

    September 11, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    @ec i am igbo who think with his brain not with his emotion. Nnamdi Kalu is hurting the igbos more than he think he is jesus christ trying to save them.

  11. Agu

    September 11, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    @johnnik he is hurting nigeria economy because when ever oversea investors give reason why the dont want to invest there money in nigeria the always give two reasons, one is boko haram in the north and radical secession group ipob. i really think the should not have release this guy it was a mistake.

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