Reports had been circulating in the media that leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB Nnamdi Kanu’s home was invaded by Nigerian soldiers killing 3 people in the process.

But the Nigerian Army says it's fake news and that nothing of such happened.

Instead, the military said it was trouble makers alleged to be members of IPOB that confronted some soldiers at Umuahia.

In a statement on Sunday, Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi, Assistant Director Army Public Relations, 14 Brigade Nigerian Army, gave an account of what happened.

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“This is far from the truth. Rather, it was a group of suspected IPOB militants that blocked the road against troops of 145 Battalion while on show of force along FMC-Word Bank Road in Umuahia town, Abia State at about 6.00-6.30pm, today.

“They insisted that the military vehicles would not pass and started pelting the soldiers with stones and broken bottles,” the statement explained.

The statement explained that in the process, the IPOB militants injured an “innocent Lady civilian passer-by and a soldier, Corporal Kawole Bello”.

It added that as a result, “the troops fired warning shots in the air and the hoodlums dispersed. No life was lost.’’

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