IPOB releases pictorial evidence of alleged police invasion of Kanu’s home as police open up
By Steve Oko
The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has released pictorial evedience of alleged invasion of the Afaraukwu Umuahia country home of its Leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
IPOB, had late Saturday night raised an alarm that Kanu’s home was surrounded by heavily armed security men whose mission was suspicious.
The allegation had sparked controversy on the social media following its denial by the force.
But IPOB, Monday, backed up its claims with pictures of some armed security men patrolling in front of Kanu’s home.
A statement accompanying the pictures signed by IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful read in part :”The Nigerian Police has been denying their presence around the country home of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu but this morning, as he was on a flight to Geneva, Nigerian Police uniform with back-up from DSS were seen patrolling in front of his house. We don’t know how they are going to deny this.
“It’s important Nigerians and world at large believe every information circulated by IPOB and recent one that Nigerian security operatives besieged our leader’s home at Isiama Afaraukwu Ibeku in Umuahia.
“We don’t lie and we don’t deceive. Nigerians must ask Nigerian Police authorities in Umuahia what they are doing around and within the vicinity of our leader’s house this morning. We are monitoring them since last week. The pictorial evidence can prove IPOB right. “
But in a swift response, the police said their presence at the venue was to forestall possible protest by IPOB members.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in Abia State, Mr. Geoffrey Ogbonna, said police gathered through intelligence that IPOB members were planning to converge at the compound with an intention to protest the alleged killing of their members during Operation Python Dance ll.
Police denied invading Kanu’s home but explained that the existing flash points created two years ago were fortified with the presence of additional policemen.
The statement further said police were not aware if Kanu’s father was at home or not during the patrol.