- The Indigenous People of Biafra has raised allegations of looting against men of the Nigerian army and the Nigeria police force
- IPOB said the house of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, was looted at Afaraukwu, Umuahia
- It also claimed that the alleged looting was captured on CCTV cameras mounted in the palace but was later destroyed by the alleged looters
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has on Tuesday, October 10, alleged that men of the Nigerian army and the Nigeria police force looted Nnamdi Kanu’s family house at Afaraukwu, Umuahia, in Abia state.
The allegation was made by Emma Powerful, IPOB's spokesperson in a statement, Punch reports.
Emma Powerful alleged that the soldiers carted away property belonging to Kanu and members of his family, including his wife’s jewellery after storming Nnamdi Kanu's family compound on Sunday, October 8.
He claimed that the alleged looting was captured on CCTV cameras mounted in the palace.
He said: “We, the Indigenous People of Biafra, worldwide, do hereby raise the alarm over the incessant raids on our leader’s compound in Afaraukwu Umuahia by the Nigerian government and her security operatives, especially the Nigerian army and police, who have been stealing and looting the palace of His Royal Majesty Eze Sir Israel Kanu for weeks now.
“The criminal activities of these thieves in uniform were captured on hidden CCTV cameras mounted in and around the compound.
“The murderous Nigerian soldiers arrived with 15 Hilux vans to our leader’s compound for the second time in a space of 24 hours and stayed for up to 5 hours inside the compound packing private properties belonging to our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, his wife’s clothing and jewelry and other items belonging to the rest of his family members.
“We are still wondering what the Nigerian army and police had in mind before embarking on yet another invasion and attack on our leader’s compound on Sunday, 8th October 2017.”
Going further, IPOB alleged that the security agents returned to destroy the CCTV cameras, after realising that they were recorded while looting the palace.
“Those responsible for the vandalisation of Kanu’s home were initially not aware that they were recorded until the footage started appearing online.
“On realising they were captured on camera, they returned to the palace to destroy the CCTV cameras and loot yet more properties.
“It was at this point the Nigerian army acknowledged for the first time that they have frequently conducted raids on the palace,” he added.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the desk officer of the Operation Python Dance in Abia state denied claims that the army carted away properties and personal item of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The officer, however, confirmed the report that the army indeed visited the IPOB leader's home on Sunday, October 8, along with some police officers.
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