Posted by News Express | 25 November 2020 | 726 times
Soldiers on Wednesday morning reportedly invaded the country home of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The house served as the official palace of his late father, HRH Eze Israel Kanu, who was the traditional ruler of Isiama Afaraukwu, Ibeku, Umuahia North LGA of Abia State.
No reason was given for the invasion, but Nnamdi Kanu’s younger brother, Emmanuel, said in a telephone chat that the soldiers were about 30 in number.
It was gathered that the soldiers left immediately they entered the palace and did not utter a word to anybody.
The frightened residents, including members of the Jewish community, were not able to ascertain why the soldiers paid the surprised visit to the palace at that time.
Emmanuel, however, said the soldiers came in three army vans and later drove round the Isiama Afaraukwu community, prompting people who sighted them to scamper for safety.
However, when our correspondent visited the compound to ascertain what transpired, a man suspected to be a devotee of the Jewish faith explained that the “unwanted visitors came here this morning uninvited”, adding that they left immediately they entered.
“Thereafter, they patrolled round the community, putting fears into the lives of the now peaceful community,” he added. (Daily Independent)
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