Kanu’s village still deserted four days after military invasion

 www.odogwublog.com reports that four days after soldiers raided the home of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra [IPOB], Nnamdi Kanu, his Afaraukwu Ibeku community in Umuahai North Local Government Area of Abia State, still look deserted.
His kinsmen who fled the community during the raid have called on Government to give them firm assurance of their safety before they would return to home.
Some  of the locals who are still taking refuge in various parts of the state said they are still at shock over the military invasion of the sleepy community.
During a visit to the community on Monday only few locals were observed discussing the events of the past days with apprehension.
One of the locals who refused to disclose his name said he was just returning from where he fled to during the attack, adding that he just came to pick a few personal belongings and leave as the area ‘is still unsafe’’.
The local who simply identified himself as a civil servant said many people lost their lives during the raid, and demanded full assurance from government of adequate security of residents before they would return.
Another local, Pastor Chibunna Odoemenam who said he lost his sister during the invasion described the attack as ‘’horrible and unimagined’.
The cleric who said he had buried his sister said members of the community were still mourning their dead, while appealing for assistance to offset the medical bills of those who sustained gunshot wounds.
He said that six more dead bodies were recovered from the bush the next day after the attack, adding that some of the corpses had been deposited at  the mortuary.
He called on the United Nations to come to their rescue as ‘’ we are too scared to live here again’’.
Meanwhile, the family house of Kanu whose whereabouts is still unknown is still under lock and key after the attack.
There were no signs of any human presence around the compound as IPOB members who had hitherto laid siege around the place had all vanished following a manhunt by the police.
Some cars riddled with bullets were still parked outside the compound even as Kanu’s father, HRH Eze Israel Kanu, the traditional ruler of the community is yet to make any public appearance since after the attack.
IPOB has in a statement released yesterday by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful,  berated the new Abia State Police Commissioner, Anthony Ogbizi for the renewed clampdown on its members.
The statement expressed disgust that while police had not arrested or prosecuted any of the rampaging herdsmen maiming and killing farmers in South East and other parts of the country, it had curiously arrested thousands of IPOB members, tagging them terrorists.

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