Army dismisses claim five killed as IPOB members attack troops + videos, photos

VIDEO Nnamdi Kanu preached ‘one Nigeria’ during Jonathan’s administration

VIDEO Nnamdi Kanu preached ‘one Nigeria’ during Jonathan’s administration

The journalists said the troops smashed their mobile phones and other electronic devices during the incident, which occurred when the soldiers were allegedly trying to barricade the residence of separatist leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

The Nigerian Army has dismissed the claim that five persons were killed and 30 injured when troops insisted on passing through a route in Abia State for a show of strength exercise, which was opposed by members of the Independent People of Biafra.

Kanu's father, the traditional ruler of Afaraukwu Community, HRH Eze Israel Kanu, also described the invasion as "unwarranted and shocking".

He, however, said no amount of intimidation would make him abandon the struggle for Biafra independence.

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Oyebade said that the military were on a patrol when the incident took place, "In Abia state all the security agencies work in synergy in the area of crime control and after the incident we have been able to beef up security in the state and things have returned to normal".

However a statement from the Army says the report is "far from the truth".

A video posted on social media showed an armoured tanker close to the house, with members of IPOB blocking the road leading to Kanu's house.

Kanu said they (soldiers) came to intimidate and harass innocent and unarmed people, stressing that they killed two people and injured several others in during melee.

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The reduction in oil sales to North Korea isn't expected to change Kim's calculus. "That is not acceptable", she said. It was the eighth series of sanctions imposed on North Korea since it first tested a nuclear device in 2006.

"Therefore, the public are kindly enjoined to disregard the rumours going round and the fictitious photographs of purported victims of the attack".

"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".

He wrote: "I just spoke to Nnamdi Kanu, his lawyer and his sister".

"They want to use force and beat us into submission because they have lost the argument but they will fail, they want to trigger war but we won't oblige them because we are committed to our non-violent philosophy", Kanu said.

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Another man, in his 50s, was killed just outside Atlanta when a tree fell on his house, Sandy Springs police Sgt. Other forecasts show Irma dumping between 3 and 6 inches of rain in north Georgia on Monday and Tuesday.

Kanu's lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, in a statement, said what transpired at the home of the leader of IPOB was a siege.

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