Nnamdi Kanu,the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is wondering why the federal government deployed soldiers to his home town instead of a volatile zone suffering security presence.
The presence of the military in the Isiama Afaraukwu community in the Umuahia North local government area of Abia State has created palpable tension in the community.
The men dressed in military wear came in military marked patrol vans stormed the country home of Kanu on Sunday, February 2. The presence of the army is coming barely two weeks to the burial of parents of Kanu; HRH Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and Ugoeze Sally Kanu, scheduled to hold on February 14.
According to reports, soldiers have blocked all roads leading to the Palace Kanu’s compound.
Reacting to the development via his Twitter page, Kanu pointed out that the soldiers ought to be fighting the Boko Haram terrorists rather than coming to his state.
“IN JANUARY 2020, BOKO HARAM, FULANI HERDSMEN MILITIA, AND BANDITS HAVE KILLED AT LEAST 320 PEOPLE IN NIGERIA. TELL ME WHY A RIGHT-THINKING GOVT. WOULD DEPLOY A BATTALION TO MY HOME TOWN TO TERRORISE PEOPLE RATHER THAN BATTLING THE TERRORISTS?” HE TWEETED.