Prince Emmanuel Kanu, the younger brother of the Leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has alleged that soldiers have again invaded their Afaraukwu Umuahia family home and carted away some household items.
Prince Kanu said that the invasion by the soldiers took place on Sunday afternoon.
He accused the invaders of looting the palace and making away with such items as television, generating sets, clothes among others belongings of the family.
Kanu called on the international community to prevail on the Nigerian Army to stop raiding their home, and to produce his bother whose whereabouts according to him has remained unknown since after the September 14 military invasion of the compound.
But when contacted the Desk Officer of Operation Python Dance in charge of Abia State said no household items were removed from Kanu’s home.
According to him, the operation was based on the intelligence that arms were hidden in the compound.
He said “the things removed may be technical items”, adding that “somebody was arrested with weapon in the compound”.
The Army Officer who preferred to be simply identified as Desk Officer for the operation also said it was a joint operation with the police, and directed further enquiries to the police.
Efforts to get the reaction of the police however was not successful as the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Mr. Geoffrey Ogbonna did not pick the calls to his cell phone.
He also did not respond to a text message sent to his phone as at the time of filing this report.
The Commissioner of Police Mr. Anthony Ogbizi did also not pick his calls even though it rang out twice.
Culled from: The Nation Newspaper
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