Soldiers raid Nnamdi Kanu’s home again

The Nigerian Army conducted another raid on the home of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Afaraukwu, Umuahia, the Abia State Capital, on Sunday.

Emmanuel Kanu, younger brother to Nnamdi Kanu made this known to the media on Monday, saying that the soldiers said they were searching for ‘technical items.’

According to him, the soldiers carted away some items from the house including television sets, generator and clothes.

The younger Kanu appealed to the Federal Government and the international community to direct the army to stop harassing his family.

He also asked the army to let the world know where they have taken his brother to.

Confirming the development, a military personnel who refused to give his name said it was a joint operation between the army and other security agencies.

The unnamed army official who is also the desk officer of the Operation Python Dance in Abia State said the raid was informed by a recent intelligence report which suggested that arms were hidden in the compound.

He however refuted the claims by Kanu’s brother that television sets and generators were removed from the house by soldiers.

    “The things removed may be technical items…Somebody was arrested with weapon in the compound,” he said.

    Soldiers first invaded Kanu’s residence on September 10, following the declaration of the IPOB as terrorist group by the defence headquarters. Kanu’s whereabouts has remained unknown ever since.

    However, John Eneche, Director of Defence Information, denied that soldiers ever raided Kanu’s home.

    “I saw everything, nobody raided Kanu’s house. I stand to justify it not from the information I got. I was watching it live. I was monitoring it live,” Enenche said.

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