Chris Steven, Abuja
Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) has said that the Nigerian Army had attacked his home in Afaraukwu Ibeku in Umuahia, Abia State with the intention of ransacking it.
This is coming few hours after it was reported that the Nigerian military had allegedly attacked his residence.
According to Saharareporters, Kanu said he was woken up by the siren of the military van coming to his house.
“I inquired to know what is happening after the siren of the military van woke me from my sleep. I was told that the army was coming to my house” he said.
“ I looked through the window of my bedroom towards the junction which is less than a 100km from here (his home). I saw their armored personnel carrier which drove past my house, turned around and came back. The Nigerian military came to my village to intimidate and harass innocent civilians who were unarmed. Their intention was to come and ransack my family home.”
“They started firing at people who were asking why they came to harass people who have done nothing to warrant such humiliation. They started firing indiscriminately. I was told there were casualties, I saw two people who were bleeding profusely. As it is the tradition of the Nigerian army, to carry the bodies of victims away, we prevented them from coming here to take the injured people.”
Kanu debunked the claim by the Police that those injured in the clash are being treated by the Police and further alleged that the military visited Federal Media Centre (FMC) where the three persons injured were receiving treatment to whisk them away.
“The injured persons were taken by Biafrans to the FMC, near his residence. The Nigerian army and Police have perfected the art of lying. Unfortunately, the Nigerian media has allowed them to get away with murder due to the complacency of the media. Nigeria is a dictatorship state where people are been pursued into their bedrooms and attacked.”
The Biafra leader insisted that Biafrans are peaceful but will respond if provoked by the Military.
“We are not fighting anybody and will remain peaceful people. Buratai and the Nigerian army are bringing war to us.”