Four killed, whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu, parents unknown, as soldiers sack palace

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Also unknown were the whereabouts of the IPOB Leader’s father and mother during and after the invasion were unknown while the names of the victims were not ascertained but likely to include members of IPOB keeping vigil. Two were shot dead earlier in the day close to Government House gate.

THE whereabouts of leader of the Indigenous People’s of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was hazy Thursday evening after soldiers raided his residence. that led to the death of four persons.

Four people were killed as a team of the soldiers about 5pm invaded and broke into the family home of Kanu. About 15 persons were abducted, the palace of the Eze Israel Kanu who is the traditional ruler of the Afara Ukwu Community was destroyed and a family dog killed.

The raid came soon after Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu announced the withdrawal of soldiers of Operation Python Dance II from Friday morning,

Also unknown were the whereabouts of the IPOB Leader’s father and mother during and after the invasion were unknown while the names of the victims were not ascertained but likely to include members of IPOB keeping vigil. Two were shot dead earlier in the day close to Government House gate.

When a call was put to the family, a younger brother of Kanu, popularly called Fine Boy, confirmed the incident but did not comment on other matters but invited interested journalists to come to the house and take pictures of how they invaders destroyed the compound and desecrated the Traditional Rulers palace.

Resident of the area who spoke on condition of anonymity said the soldiers on arrival shot sporadically for about the 40 minutes the invasion lasted .

He said that other residents were contemplating not spending the night in their homes around the Kanu resident fear of repeat invasion in the night “when we be more helpless”.

When contacted, the state Police Spokesman DSP Geoffrey Ogbonna said that the Command, which got a new Commissioner, was yet unaware of the the invasion indicating to revert to the inquiry.

The Spokesman of the 14 Brigade Nigerian Army Ohafia Major Oyegoke Gbadamasi referred journalists when contacted to make their inquiry through telephone line so dedicated.

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