The Nigerian Army has published a press release denying the killing of 3 IPOB family members and injuring many others when they invaded the home of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia
Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi, Assistant Director Army public Relations 14 Brigade Nigerian Army, in a press statement, claimed that it was the members of IPOB who attacked the soldiers. He said that IPOB family members blocked a major road while an army battalion was in a Military show of force.
Recall that, this was the same excuse the Nigerian Army gave for murdering hundreds of unarmed Shitte moslems, December 2015.
They denied the killing of IPOB members at Nkpo Onitsha, 30th May 2016, they denied the killing of IPOB members at National high school Aba,January 2016, they denied the killing of Biafrans on Donald Trump inauguration rally 20th January 2017. It seems like the Nigerian Army will never stop lying even in the face of incontrovertible video evidences in above mentioned cases. This is just to mention but a few.
Read the full press release below:
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 3 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.
Therefore the public are kindly enjoined to disregard the rumours going round and the fictitious photographs of purported victims of attack. Both the soldier and the innocent female passerby have been evacuated to the unit’s Medical Inspection Room and are receiving treatment.
We would like to use this opportunity to warn mischief makers threatening the peace and security of the country through falsehood such as above.
Members of the public are please requested to go about their lawful business and report any suspicious activity to the nearest police station or security outfit.
You are please requested to disseminate this information to the public through your medium.
Thank you for your kind cooperation.
Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi
Assistant Director Army Public Relations
14 Brigade Nigerian Army
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