– The desk officer of Operation Python Dance in Abia state has denied claims that the army carted away properties from Nnamdi Kanu’s house
– The officer said the army went to the house along with the police
– He said a man with weapon was arrested in Kanu’s compound by security men The desk officer of the Operation Python Dance in Abia state has denied claims that the army carted away properties and personal item of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu. The officer, however, confirmed the report that the army indeed visited the IPOB leader’s home on Sunday, October 8, along with some police officers.
– Oyebola Emmanuel Kanu, the younger brother of Nnamdi Kanu, claimed that the items taken away from the IPOB leader’s house include clothes, generating set and furniture. Pictures of the Nigerian army trucks outside Nnamdi Kanu’s compound.
Emmanuel said: “The international community should prevail on the Nigeria Army to stop raiding our home again. We have been telling the Army to produce my bother whose whereabouts has remained unknown since after the September 14 military invasion of our compound.” The Operation Python Dance’s desk officer, while reacting to Emmanuel’s claim, however denied that the officers looted the IPOB leader’s compound. The officer said: “The things removed may be technical items.” He added that “somebody was arrested with weapon in the compound.” It is yet uncertain who the man arrested in Kanu’s compound is as the officer directed further enquiries from the press to the police.
The Nation reports that the spokesman of the the police in Abia state, Geoffrey Ogbonna, is yet to react to the report or give the police side of the story. The group ordered its members and other freedom fighters in the area to stay at home on voting day November 18. Emma Powerful, IPOB’s publicity secretary, said the voting was a test case for IPOB and its allies in Biafra territory, adding that boycotting would send a statement to the international community about the seriousness of the agitation for Biafra.