Army continues crackdown on IPOB, agitators cry for help

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Kanu said that he does not want any form of war, "What I want is freedom and I am convinced that self-determination through referendum is the only way to settle this dispute once and for all so that everyone would be happy".

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has denied attacking Kanu's home but admitted that it fired warning shots after being allegedly blocked from going through the FMC-World Bank road in Umuahia.

The Nigerian Army has continued its operation against agitators of Biafra, kidnappers among others despite several criticisms leveled on them over the recent invasion of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu's residence.

"Assuming, but not conceding that all they have said is true, there are still evidential wrongs against the people by the security team".

He also called on the military authorities to withdraw its men from the streets, adding that they should not allow themselves to be used by politicians.

The South-East Governors' Forum has set-up a seven-member committee to investigate the recent clash between the Nigerian Army and the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) members in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.

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No life was lost, the statement read.

A statement issued by its assistant director of Public relations, Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi refuted claims that troops invaded Kanu's home or killed anybody.

The army further said the IPOB militants 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.

"Both the soldier and the innocent female passerby have been evacuated to the unit's Medical Inspection Room and are receiving treatment", Gbadamosi said.

We would like to use this opportunity to warn mischief makers threatening the peace and security of the country through falsehood such as above.

Thank you for your kind cooperation.

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