The Nigerian army has been accused by the younger brother of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), of killing four persons were killed, arresting 15 others during the alleged invasion of his brother’s house on Thursday, September 14, theCable reports.
Emmanuel Kanu, who is also known as “fine boy”, said the soldiers did not find his brother — thought to be the target of the visit.
The spokesman of 14 Brigade Ohafia, Oyegoke Gbadamosi, a major, declined to confirm it while the deputy director, army public relations 82 Division Enugu, Sagir Musa, a colonel, did not comment.
The four persons allegedly killed are thought to be members of IPOB, and, if confirmed, would bring to six the total number of reported fatalities on Thursday alone.
Earlier in the day, soldiers reportedly killed two persons and took the bodies away.
“Fine Boy” said his father’s dog was gunned down by the soldiers while the palace was desecrated.
Award plaques belonging to Eze Israel Kanu, the father, were reportedly seized by the soldiers.
Kanu’s whereabouts are now unknown.