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Biafra: Return Our Property – Kanu’s family charges Nigerian Army

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-What is the Military going to do with our mother’s wrappers? Kanu’s family

Biafra: Kanu’s family demands that the military returns what they took from their home.

Family of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has demanded that the Nigerian Army returns the property its men took from their home at Afaraukwu, Umuahia, Abia State.

Naija News recalls that troops of the South East operation code-named Python Dance 11 (Egwueke11), in partnership with policemen from Abia State command, on September 14 and October 8, invaded the home of the pro-Biafra leader and the family and, allegedly, made away with household belongings.

The family claimed that the items comprised two boxes filled with wrapper, television sets and generating sets owned to the royal family, among other property.

Reacting to the carting away of items, the spokespersons of the military and police had dismissed the allegations insisting that “We were there to search for weapons, no household items were removed from Kanu’s home.”

However, the royal family has insisted, yet again, that the soldiers and police officers  took away their personal property, while demanding that the said belongings be returned.

Nnamdi Kanu’s younger brother, who is the family’s spokesperson, Prince Emmanuel Kanu, disclosed to Daily Sun that the major issue which disturbs the family is the boxes of wrapper belonging to their mother, which allegedly the military officers took.

Prince said: “We have said this before and we will keep talking about it, of all that the soldiers and policemen took away when they invaded our home, the ones we are worried about most are the two boxes of wrapper belonging to our mother.

“What are they going to do with the old woman’s boxes of wrapper? If they do not return them together with other items they made away with, they must surely face God’s wrath.”

Kanu said apart from their mother’s belongings, the soldiers also desecrated their father’s palace by ransacking and taking every available thing that represents Igbo culture.

“What the army did is barbaric and despicable; taking our old parents’ belongings was the height of callousness, and we call on them to return those items without further delay or they will face the wrath of Chukwuokike Abiama.”

Source: Naija News

Ibukun Josephine Bankole was a Senior Associate at Naija News. A Mass Communication graduate, Ibukun is passionate about journalism especially in the areas of health and child related issues. She loves eating beans, singing, acting and giving motivational speeches. Ibukun is meticulous and has a positive approach to life. Contact me via twitter/Instagram @ibukunbankole_