Alleged attack on Nnamdi Kanu's home has been denied by the Nigerian Army, who claimed its men only fired warning shots to scare hoodlums after an attack.
According to a report by Premium Times, the Army on Sunday, September 10, 2017, said its personnel fired warning shots to disperse hoodlums who hurled stones and broken bottles against them during a procession in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.
“The 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 three persons.
“This 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.
“The troops fired warning shots in the air and the hoodlums dispersed. No life was lost,” the Army said in a statement signed by Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi, an assistant deputy spokesperson of the 14 Brigade.
The statement, which corroborated police’s statement on the incident, is coming after Kanu's attorney, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, had alleged that the soldiers stormed his residence in the Abia State capital, killing and injuring occupants in a bid to attack the separatist activist.