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Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the secessionist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused the Nigerian Army of goading them to war.

He said this while speaking to press men, following the rumoured attack the Nigerian Army carried out on his group in his home in Abia.

Recalling the event for the press men, Kanu claimed the Nigerian Army drove toward his house while shooting indiscriminately at people protesting and asking what they were coming to do.

3 people were shot, he said, and they were taken to a secure location where they are receiving treatment.

When asked about the police’s statement that 3 people were at their clinic receiving treatment for machete wounds, he said it was characteristic of the Nigerian Government to lie, and they should not be believed.

“Nigeria is bringing war to us,” he said. “They want us to become armed, so that the world can say Nnamdi Kanu is leading a violent armed group. Which is not the case.”

See the video below:

However, in a statement, the Nigerian Army has said allegations that it attacked anybody or killed anyone are totally false.

The army said IPOB members blocked the road against troops of 145 Battalion while they were on a show of force along FMC-Word Bank Road in Umuahia town, Abia State.

The army continued that while the IPOB members pelted the military vehicles with stones and bottles, insisting it would not pass, warning shots were fired into the air, which dispersed the agitators.

No life was lost, the statement read. Read it below:

The attention of 14 Brigade Nigerian Army, has been drawn to fictitious news going round especially on the social media that troops have invaded the home of Nnamdi Kanu and killed 3 persons.

This is far from the truth. Rather, it was a group of suspected IPOB militants that blocked the road against troops of 145 Battalion while on show of force along FMC-Word Bank Road in Umuahia town, Abia State at about 6.00-6.30pm, today.

They insisted that the military vehicles would not pass and started pelting the soldiers with stones and broken bottles to the point of injuring an innocent female passerby and a soldier, Corporal Kolawole Mathew.

The troops fired warning shots in the air and the hoodlooms dispersed. No life was lost.

Therefore the public are kindly enjoined to disregard the rumours going round and the fictitious photographs of purported victims of attack.

Both the soldier and the innocent female passerby have been evacuated to the unit’s Medical Inspection Room and are receiving treatment.

We would like to use this opportunity to warn mischief makers threatening the peace and security of the country through falsehood such as above.

Members of the public are please requested to go about their lawful business and report any suspicious activity to the nearest police station or security outfit. You are please requested to disseminate this information to the public through your medium.

Thank you for your kind cooperation.

Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi

Assistant Director Army Public Relations 14th Brigade Nigerian Army

Watch a video accompanying the Nigerian Army’s statement below:

19 Comments

  1. GANNY OGUNSHAKIN

    September 11, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    You’re a seditionist. Boy, what do you expect from the Nigerian government? You better quit while you’re ahead. A word is enough for the wise. I’m just saying.

    • Agu

      September 11, 2017 at 5:42 pm

      Dont mind him. he is the only person that is going to war with the entire nation. any igbo person or south easterner who have common sense should not loose there life because of this guy. he just is not worth your life and your families life.

  2. Pak

    September 11, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    The only way I think Biafra can be achieved so fast is, If an “Igbo” is being elected as the President of Nigeria. Then they will have that God’s-chosen leader like “Moses who can part the red-sea to their promise land”. If not ???

    • Agu

      September 11, 2017 at 10:25 pm

      I think if there is an Igbo president, all this talk of biafra will stop trust me.

  3. Bowl

    September 11, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Nnamdi Kanu your many unguarded utterances removes legitimacy from your leadership and struggle.

    • agu

      September 11, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      every igbo man and woman, every south easterner need to come together call this man out for what he is , a FRAUD.

  4. Bowl

    September 11, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    And there will be no war !

  5. Mr.A

    September 11, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Do you also offer your services to transgender guys? I’m asking for a friend.

  6. nnenne

    September 11, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Hold it! Just hold it, you all!
    When did the role of the army change?
    Are they now police officers?

    Any war going on around Kanu”s house?
    Just hold thsee people accountable. We are not under military autocratic rule!

    • nnenne

      September 11, 2017 at 6:51 pm

      ** these**

    • agu

      September 11, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      the are keeping him in check because he is a radical element who want to destroy the country for its own gain.

  7. Fifi

    September 11, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Biko oga be provoked so the army can do the needful and clear you all out dead or alive, stupid twat and his zombies

  8. Papacy

    September 11, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    I read this man’s unguarded statements at times and I want to hide in embarrassment.

  9. nene+

    September 11, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    @ Steve is this a job? …..I will bless the work of your hands not the work of your penis……

  10. Tankolaji

    September 12, 2017 at 7:17 am

    HE IS A NOBODY! and a *MuMu.

  11. A.D.A.

    September 12, 2017 at 8:59 am

    What village is Nnamdi Kanu from? Can someone please go and call his people so they can collect him? No parents? Siblings? Uncle or aunty even? Cousin nko? This is just embarrassing.

  12. [email protected]

    September 12, 2017 at 10:19 am

    After he’s done causing commotion, I hope his army returns with him to England.
    I hope they have a Visa.

  13. lade

    September 12, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    what i do not understand is why this man acts like he is 80years , when he will be 50yrs this month.
    like WHYYYYYYYY

  14. Mavi

    September 12, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    My diagnosis? Full blown Sociopath and a Fraud suffering from delusions of grandeur.

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