Nnamdi Kanu Army didn't attack IPOB leader's home - Police

Oyebode said the soldiers were only carrying out a procession to test a new armoured carrier.

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Abia State police commissioner, Leye Oyebade, has denied viral media reports that the Nigerian army attacked the residence of Nnamdi Kanu, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Oyebode said the soldiers were only carrying out a procession to test a new armoured carrier.

"What happened was that the military was parading a new armoured carrier and passed through Nnamdi Kanu's residence," Premium Times quoted the police commissioner as saying.

"It was while they were passing that some people threw stones and other things at them."

Oyebade said Kanu's lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, gave a false account of the incident.

Ejiofor had in a statement accused the Federal Government of attempting to kill the IPOB leader.

He had said, "Just to alert the world that the Nigeria military personnel under the command of Chief of Army Staff is presently laying a siege on my client (Nnamdi Kanu) country home in Umuahia.

"They had continued to shot sporadically into the air through which assault, about five of his family members were brutally wounded and some unfortunately killed. There is no doubt that the present deployment of troops to the South East is to haunt for my client and possibly eliminate him."

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Ejiofor called on the international community to hold President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai responsible if anything bad happens to Kanu.