The Nigerian Army has reacted to reports which claimed officers reportedly invaded Nnamdi Kanu’s home in Umuahia, and allegedly shot an IPOB member.
Director Army Public Relations 14 Brigade Nigerian Army, Major Oyegoke
Gbadamosi, in a statement released to the press claimed that members of
the secessionist group attacked the officers.
Here’s the statement below;
attention of 14 Brigade Nigerian Army, has been drawn to fictitious
news going round especially on the social media that troops have invaded
the home of Nnamdi Kanu and killed 3 persons.
is far from the truth. Rather, it was a group of suspected IPOB
militants that blocked the road against troops of 145 Battalion while on
show of force along FMC-Word Bank Road in Umuahia town, Abia State at
about 6.00-6.30pm, today. They insisted that the military vehicles would
not pass and started pelting the soldiers with stones and broken
bottles to the point of injuring an innocent female passerby and a
soldier, Corporal Kolawole Mathew.
Therefore the public are kindly
enjoined to disregard the rumours going round and the fictitious
photographs of purported victims of attack. Both the soldier and the
innocent female passerby have been evacuated to the unit’s Medical
Inspection Room and are receiving treatment.
We would like to use
this opportunity to warn mischief makers threatening the peace and
security of the country through falsehood such as above.
of the public are please requested to go about their lawful business and
report any suspicious activity to the nearest police station or
You are please requested to disseminate this information to the public through your medium.
Thank you for your kind cooperation.
Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi
Assistant Director Army Public Relations
14 Brigade Nigerian Army