South-East Governors express worry over alleged attack on IPOB leader’s home

The Army on Sunday, September 10, 2017, reportedly stormed the Abia home of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The Nigerian Army on Sunday, September 10, 2017, reportedly stormed the Abia home of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

According to an eyewitness in a video obtained on social media, the soldiers invaded Kanu's home at Ibeku, Umuahia, in armoured tanks and patrol vans.

Speaking on the incident, the South-East Governors called on the Federal Government to handle the issue with maturity.

The Governors also said that they do not want the issue to degenerate, adding that they have been working to broker peace between Kanu and the Federal Government.

According to Sun News, the Governors’ spokesman, Chief Mike Udah said “The South East governors are worried that the relationship between the leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra [IPOB] and the government is degenerating into this kind of ugly situation.

“They did not want this kind of situation to occur and that was why they invited the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, with Prof. Ben Nwabueze to their meeting in Enugu. So, they are working to ensure that such situation does not reoccur.

“The governors do not want a situation where the South East would be seen as working against the federal government. They don’t want a situation where there would be a breakdown of law and order. They don’t want a situation where it will appear that there is a strained relationship between the people of South East and the federal government.

“The South East governors want peace and amicable resolution of whatever is the problem between the two parties. That was why they invited the IPOB leader, Kanu and Prof. Ben Nwabueze the other time to their meeting in Enugu.”

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

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