Nigeria Army Denies Invading Nnamdi Kanu’s Residence

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The Biafra leader cried out that there is a plot to kill him after claiming the Nigerian Army invaded his house on Sunday which led to the death of some people and scores injured, however, the Nigerian Army has debunked such claims.

The Nigerian army has denied reports that it invaded the residence of the self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, in Abia State.

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A statement issued by its assistant director of Public relations, Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi refuted claims that troops invaded Kanu’s home or killed anybody.

Gbadamosi said troops fired warning shots in the air to disperse hoodlums who lobbed stones and broken bottles against them during a procession in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.

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He said no life was lost but a female passerby and a soldier, Corporal Kolawole Mathew were injured.

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