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Nnamdi Kanu Placed Under House Arrest

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has been placed under house arrest by men of the Nigerian army, his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor says.

Soldiers surrounded Kanu’s residence in Afara – Umuahia, Abia state on Tuesday, two days after clashing with his supporters and allegedly injuring seven of them.

Ejiofor, who released a statement shortly after the incident said he received a distress call from his client, adding that further efforts to establish contact with him failed.

He accused the soldiers, who he said are acting on the orders of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, of killing four IPOB members during the incident.

“Just to notify the world that my client’s (Nnamdi Kanu) house is presently under siege by the trigger-happy soldiers acting under the direct instruction of chief of army staff,” the statement read.

“He has been placed under house arrest at the moment while shooting sporadically into the air. Casualties are being counted as the unprovoked assault progresses. Some IPOB members have just been killed at least four people.

“They drove in in their thousands to arrest and maim him. I just got a distress call from him now. Further efforts to establish contact with him have remained unsuccessful.

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