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Breaking: Soldiers storm Nnamdi Kanu’s home, invade NUJ office

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Some soldiers, on Tuesday surrounded the Afaraukwu home town of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, in Abia State.

The soldiers arrived the community barely 48 hours after the clash between the Army and IPOB members on Sunday evening.

Punch reports that the soldiers returned with about 10 Armoured Carrier Vehicles and seven Hilux vans.

The action has caused tension and panic in the area as some shop owners locked up immediately.

Some of the soldiers also stormed the Abia State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists on Aba Road, Umuahia, and destroyed laptops and other valuables.

According to journalists at the secretariat, the soldiers claimed they saw somebody taking photographs of them from the building.

The Chairman of Council Mr. John Emejor has confirmed the incident.

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Emejor who decried the incidents said a National officer of the Union Ezeogo Bonny Okoro was slapped by one of the Soldiers.

He said, “Our press centre was invaded by soldiers, two Journalists lost their IPads and phones, while a national leader in the office was attacked.

“Our stand is that those involved in this attack on innocent Journalists should be fished out and punished in line with the constitution of the Country.”

The Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 14 Brigade, Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi, confirmed the incident.

He said he had asked the chairman of the Council to send the photograph of the damaged office to him.

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