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Thursday, 5 October 2017

Biafra: Kanu’s Whereabouts; Man gives account of military invasion on Kanu’s residence

...Says they fired series of shot at his bedroom window, may have killed him and taken his body away.

By Chijindu Benjamin Ukah || For Biafra Writers

October 5, 2017

An eyewitness account who watched as events unfolded during the Nigerian army’s invasion at the home of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, in Afaraukwu, Umuahia, has given a firsthand information of what transpired during the sudden invasion.

The man who identified himself as Agwu Emmanuel, in this interview with Biafra Writers Correspondent, feared the IPOB leader must have been killed by the Army during the attack in his home.

It is pathetic that the ever-lying Nigerian army authorities thinks they can deceive the world into believing that they never invaded nor broke into the house of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Director of Radio Biafra and Biafra TV, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
 The following ensued after an interview with an eye witness:


Reporter: May we know your name sir?

My name is Agwu Emmanuel
We learnt that you are one the people who were at Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s house when Nigerian army invaded and broke into his house, can you share with us what happened on that day?



The incident started around 9am on 14th September when I and two of my friends were sent to the bank, on our way back, along the government house Umuahia, opposite Diamond Bank, we saw some Nigerian soldiers in a van, and sighting us they started shouting “heh! stop there, stop there”, we didn’t know they were talking to us so we kept going, immediately people started running and as we turned to look back, it was Nigerian soldiers jumping down from their van and at the same time cocking their guns facing us.

In a twinkle of an eye, they opened fire at us, instantly they shot dead one of my friends and push the other one down. From a distance I watched them carry two of my friends away in their van. How I escaped their rain of bullets is still a miracle to me.

Around 4pm that same day, I was resting in the palace and all of a sudden, I heard “they are coming, they are coming”. Before the next minute, I started hearing heavy gunshots. I ran outside the gate, lo and behold it was the Nigerian army. They started shooting from the junction after Flow FM radio station Umuahia, and continued shooting until they got to the gate of our leader Mazi Nnamdi kanu, they were shooting for about 1hr and 30minutes.


We tried to resist them from breaking into our leader’s house with stones, sticks and anything we could lay our hands on, but they brought all kinds of ammunition that I have never seen before, the type of ammunition I saw is the type that should be used for war. They were shooting live bullets and firing teargas at the same time, threw us hand grenade and when they saw that their bullets were not getting at us they started shooting us with the machine gun on their ferret and armoured tank, they also fired 32mm shelling at us. I have the pictures of some of the cup of the bullets they fired at us.

When they tried to open the gate of Nnamdi Kanu’s residence, it was difficult for them, they had to use their armoured car to push it open. They shot into some neighbours houses too.

They killed a lot of Biafrans on sight, male and female and left many wounded. I saw people’s brain busted with bullets, they were killing and carrying the dead bodies into their long truck, they carried more dead bodies when they left. They killed fowl and dog, broke into all the rooms including Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s room and destroyed many things. They stole some of our phones and destroyed the ones they could not take.

They went as far as tracing our wounded brothers and sisters at Federal Medical Center (FMC) Umuahia, to finish them up.

R: When all these are happening, were you armed?

No. If we were armed, none of them could have left alive, because we are Biafrans and we are born warriors. They know how far we resisted them with bare hands.

R: Was Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at home when the Nigerian army came?

Yes, he was at home. We were all there with him. His father and mother were there also.


R: Do you think he was killed by the rampaging soldiers?

Yes. If they didn’t, he would have spoken to Biafrans but we have not heard from him. I am afraid they may have killed him and carried his body because they fired a bullet at his bedroom window and that window is exactly at the position of his bedside. That is also an indication that they came with first-hand information from an insider.

This is the worst experience I have ever had in my life and it is only the grace of the most high Chukwu Okike Abiama that kept me alive to tell the story.


R: After all these experience, are you going to continue in your quest for Biafra freedom?

Yes, I am determined now more than ever, even if it means giving my life for Biafra to come, I will count it all joy. “I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees”, moreover, the blood shed by my brothers and sisters are pushing me to fight on and I will not retreat nor surrender.

Edited By Chukwuemeka Chimerue
The Biafra Times
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