The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi kanu has accused the Nigerian Army of attempting to kill him over his determination to actualize Biafra.
He said this while speaking to press men, following the rumoured attack the Nigerian Army carried out on his group in his home in Abia.
Recalling the event for the press men, Kanu claimed the Nigerian Army drove toward his house while shooting indiscriminately at people protesting and asking what they were coming to do.
3 people were shot, he said, and they were taken to a secure location where they are receiving treatment.
When asked about the police’s statement that 3 people were at their clinic receiving treatment for machete wounds, he said it was characteristic of the Nigerian Government to lie, and they should not be believed.
“Nigeria is bringing war to us,” he said. “They want us to become armed, so that the world can say Nnamdi Kanu is leading a violent armed group. Which is not the case.”
However, the Nigerian Army in a statement has said that the allegations that it attacked anybody or killed anyone are totally false.
The army said IPOB members blocked the road against troops of 145 Battalion while they were on a show of force along FMC-Word Bank Road in Umuahia town, Abia State.
The army continued that while the IPOB members pelted the military vehicles with stones and bottles, insisting it would not pass, warning shots were fired into the air, which dispersed the agitators.