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Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by Blue3k(m): 1:07am On Sep 11
The Nigerian Army on Sunday said its personnel fired warning shots to disperse hoodlums who lobbed stones and broken bottles against them during a procession in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.
 
The Army was countering the account of Mr. Kanu, which had said soldiers stormed his residence in the Abia State capital, killing and injuring occupants in a bid to attack the separatist activist.
 
“The attention of 14 Brigade Nigerian Army has been drawn to fictitious news going round especially on the social media that troops have invaded the home of Nnamdi Kanu and killed three persons. 

“This is far from the truth. Rather, it was a group of suspected IPOB militants that blocked the road against troops of 145 Battalion while on show of force along FMC-Word Bank Road in Umuahia town, Abia State at about 6.00-6.30pm, today. They insisted that the military vehicles would not pass and started pelting the soldiers with stones and broken bottles to the point of injuring an innocent female passerby and a soldier, Corporal Kolawole Mathew.

“The troops fired warning shots in the air and the hoodlums dispersed. No life was lost,” the Army said in a statement signed by Oyegoke Gbadamosi, a major and assistant deputy spokesperson of the 14 Brigade.
 
The Army’s account corroborated police’s statement on the incident.
 
“There was no attack on the home of Nnamdi Kanu,” Abia police commissioner, Leye Oyebade, told PREMIUM TIMES by telephone Sunday evening. 
 
“What happened was that the military was parading a new armoured carrier and passed through Nnamdi Kanu’s residence. 
 
“It was while they were passing that some people threw stones and other things at them,” Mr. Oyebade explained. 
 
The police chief said normalcy has been restored and no life was lost during the minor skirmish. He said Mr. Kanu was neither targeted nor arrested. 
 
But Mr. Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, had painted a different account of what transpired at the home of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, saying there was a siege.
 
In a statement, Mr. Ejiofor accused the Buhari administration of attempting to take his client’s life. 

“Just to alert the world that the Nigeria military personnel under the command of Chief of Army Staff is presently laying a siege on my client (Nnamdi Kanu) country home in umuahia.
 
“They had continued to shot sporadically into the air through which assault, about five of his family members were brutally wounded and some unfortunately killed. There is no doubt that the present deployment of troops to the South East is to haunt for my client and possibly eliminate him,” the statement said. 
 
Mr. Ejiofor added that if something goes wrong with his client’s life, the international would hold the country’s president responsible. 
 
The Army urged the public to disregard reports or videos purporting serious injuries or casualties during the skirmish, warning “mischief makers” of grave consequences.

“We would like to use this opportunity to warn mischief makers threatening the peace and security of the country through falsehood such as above,” Mr. Gbadamosi said.
 
The Nigerian government is currently pursuing revocation of Mr. Kanu’s bail, after the IPOB leader allegedly breached the conditions of his bail which was granted to him by the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, where he faces treason charges.
 
The revocation motion, which was filed by the Attorney-General Abubakar Malami, is expected to be heard in October.


Source: http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/242903-nnamdi-kanu-why-we-fired-warning-shots-in-umuahia-nigerian-army.html

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by lafflaff123(m): 1:07am On Sep 11
We know what exactly happened.

We know the IPOB people want to start what they cannot finish. Kudos to the Nigeria Army, for walking away from a very tense situation, where the IPOB criminals are the aggressors.

At least, it is on record now with video and picture evidences, that they were attacking you guys with rocks and you guys acted calmly. The Easterners should hold Nnamdi Kanu responsible if anything happens to their kith.

Sarcastically enough, all Kanu's children with wife are safe in the UK, and he wants to lead the kids of others to their death. Issorite.

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by Blue3k(m): 1:11am On Sep 11
This is a crazy situation. Somebody is lying here. We need witness testimonies and corpes to examine. Either nobody died or five died according to the statements given.

Anyway examine the video and judge for yourselves. I see people throwing rocks at armored vehicle definitely. I also see a man with gun shot wound to his leg.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYkDJV6_8fU

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by 9inches(m): 1:14am On Sep 11
Nigerian military and denial

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by Ra88: 1:18am On Sep 11
I have seen videos, I suppose those guys I saw with bullet injuries on their legs were probably flying in the air when the bullet from shot the army fired in the air hit them.

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by Doghari: 1:20am On Sep 11
Bloody lies for their zombigerians to lap up as usual.

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by Deltagiant: 1:23am On Sep 11
Why parading your armoured vehicles in a zero security risk area in the first place?

The use of arms must be to deal with a situation where the opposing side was armed.

One thing that has become obvious in the Ipob vs Buhari standoff is the courage and fearlessness in the face of death which the agitators have imbibed.

With pelting of stones at armored vehicles, the agitators have adorned a similar spirit as the Palestinians. Reminiscent of the Palestinian stone- throwing population Vs Israeli armored tanks.

And with this, i can bet you, more global interest would grow. And Nigeria will not escape that final verdict---Referendum.

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by lafflaff123(m): 1:28am On Sep 11
Ra88:
I have seen videos, I suppose those guys I saw with bullet injuries on their legs were probably flying in the air when the bullet from shot the army fired in the air hit them.

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by fk001: 1:33am On Sep 11
Carry on Nigeria army we are solemnly behind you.


Nothing do you.

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by krendo: 1:41am On Sep 11
What's required is the list of soldiers posted to each of the eastern states

Someone needs to leak it

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by Doublecheck: 1:51am On Sep 11
krendo:
What's required is the list of soldiers posted to each of the eastern states

Someone needs to leak it

I totally subscribe to this.

BSS take note, however I have notice that Fulani want to pitch Afonjas for this task jugding by the names.

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by liberalsinnerx: 1:57am On Sep 11
lafflaff123:
We know what exactly happened.

We know the IPOB people want to start what they cannot finish. Kudos to the Nigeria Army, for walking away from a very tense situation, where the IPOB criminals are the aggressors.

At least, it is on record now with video and picture evidences, that they were attacking you guys with rocks and you guys acted calmly. The Easterners should hold Nnamdi Kanu responsible if anything happens to their kith.

Sarcastically enough, all Kanu's children with wife are safe in the UK, and he wants to lead the kids of others to their death. Issorite.


Sarrki

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by Olu20090: 2:03am On Sep 11
Nigerian Criminal Government and deception. Initially you asked the Police Commissioner of Abia to put out a statement saying that there was no such confrontation, then now you have changed to "WE FIRED WARNING SHOTS". You see your life? Disgracing yourselves. Amnesty International have this new evidence, and the lawyers handling IPOB case in US just got fresh evidence...sweet evidence.

BTW, What were the military doing around Nnamdi Kanu's house of all the roads in Abia? What are these idiotss doing in the streets when there is no war or unrest? Get you azz back to barrack or if you are so hungry for a fight...GO TO SAMBISA FOREST TO FIGHT PEOPLE WITH WEAPONS LIKE YOU; STOP TRYING TO PROVE TOUGH WITH UNARMED CIVILIANS. Maggots in uniform. I spit on you people. Tomorrow you will be wondering why Nigerians don't respect their military, why should we respect you when you behave like touts and criminals?

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by Balkan(m): 3:09am On Sep 11
You see how unintelligent Buhari and Brutai are. You rolled out tanks with a battalion of soldiers for a military drill
in front of the house of IPOB leader. what kind of power are you showing in a civilian territory?

See how stupid these soildiers are. and the news has already gone viral all over the world.
see how you are making IPOB score cheap point over Nigeria.

What has the military achieved with this stupid invasion of Nnadi kanu's house. nothing! absolutely nothing for the Zoo but a very big point for IPOB.

See how Nigeria Soldiers are making mockery of Buhari government and the military.

I can see God's hand in Biafra restoration.
Did you notice that those guys were not running away even in the face of death. there are millions of of IPOBs like that. They are ready to give their life. Biafra is an ideology, no military solution but a political solution. there is still a window for political solution. if the government continues this way, I see the end of Nigeria.

Remember Afenifere that have been hiding to talk deu to fear , are now speaking up a bit for Oduduwa republic.

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by dreamworld: 3:25am On Sep 11
See how afonjas Are happy to see for biafrans to remain in Nigeria,
While biafrans are happy for oduduwa republic to establish
Kai bloody afonjas unity beggers

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by richeso: 3:40am On Sep 11
una don watch the move: "No Escape" ?
........when the people get provoked and get armed........
...........at the end of the battle, the military retracted

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by Childofaking: 4:00am On Sep 11
Deltagiant:
Why parading your armoured vehicles in a zero security risk area in the first place?

The use of arms must be to deal with a situation where the opposing side was armed.

One thing that has become obvious in the Ipob vs Buhari standoff is the courage and fearlessness in the face of death which the agitators have imbibed.

With pelting of stones at armored vehicles, the agitators have adorned a similar spirit as the Palestinians. Reminiscent of the Palestinian stone- throwing population Vs Israeli armored tanks.

And with this, i can bet you, more global interest would grow. And Nigeria will not escape that final verdict---Referendum.

Umuahia is no longer a zero security risk area. It is the territory of Ipob rebels and terrorists.

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by Johnnyessence: 4:26am On Sep 11
Pmb and his radical fulani military soldiers are taking this issue to far. As far as am concern the whole world is watching. Pmb doctors released him in order to deal with the leader of IPOB. It will spell doom to pmb government that he killed IPOB leaders and his followers during his regime. The heart of IPOB members will never forget the genocide mission of pmb government. Pmb and his household will destroyed them when they embarked on killing the peaceful agitators of freedom.

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by koboko69: 4:45am On Sep 11
Ra88:
I have seen videos, I suppose those guys I saw with bullet injuries on their legs were probably flying in the air when the bullet from shot the army fired in the air hit them.

Ok.
But offcoure blindness set in to see when potential terrorists were pelting stones and bottles at a military convoy.
What u clowns are looking for...you will soon get it.
Stray bullet has been existing before ur father was born, so if a miscreant was hit...that is his luck. There wouldnt have been any shooting in the first place if a military convoy was not attacked.

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by koboko69: 4:48am On Sep 11
Johnnyessence:
Pmb and his radical fulani military soldiers are taking this issue to far. As far as am concern the whole world is watching. Pmb doctors released him in order to deal with the leader of IPOB. It will spell doom to pmb government that he killed IPOB leaders and his followers during his regime. The heart of IPOB members will never forget the genocide mission of pmb government. Pmb and his household will destroyed them when they embarked on killing the peaceful agitators of freedom.

U people should stop all this foolish rants to whip up sentiments....
U attack soldiers convoy and was expecting what?
I just feel.sorry for the families of those that will die a foolish death

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by funlord(m): 4:52am On Sep 11
dreamworld:
See how afonjas Are happy to see for biaflans to remain in Nigeria,
While biaflans are happy for oduduwa republic
Kai bloody afonjas unity beggers


What has this your senseless post got to do with anything that was written in the article above? Where do they manufacture these things for gods sake?

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by funlord(m): 4:55am On Sep 11
Johnnyessence:
Pmb and his radical fulani military soldiers are taking this issue to far. As far as am concern the whole world is watching. Pmb doctors released him in order to deal with the leader of IPOB. It will spell doom to pmb government that he killed IPOB leaders and his followers during his regime. The heart of IPOB members will never forget the genocide mission of pmb government. Pmb and his household will destroyed them when they embarked on killing the peaceful agitators of freedom.


My friend shut up and go back to bed and stop filling the forum with jargons! Just imagine this one's logic?

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by vital: 5:00am On Sep 11
I believe that Buhari is not even in control of this nation.Some people are behind the affair runnings of this particular dispensation
Johnnyessence:
Pmb and his radical fulani military soldiers are taking this issue to far. As far as am concern the whole world is watching. Pmb doctors released him in order to deal with the leader of IPOB. It will spell doom to pmb government that he killed IPOB leaders and his followers during his regime. The heart of IPOB members will never forget the genocide mission of pmb government. Pmb and his household will destroyed them when they embarked on killing the peaceful agitators of freedom.

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by EgunMogaji(m): 5:01am On Sep 11
I stand proudly behind the men of the Nigeria Armed Forces.

The whole territory of Nigeria is under your watch and you have free access to any square inch of her territory.

Remember your oath to the country, to defend her against all enemies, foreign or domestic.

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by vedaxcool(m): 5:04am On Sep 11
The ipob hoodlums provoke an attack on the military but the military showed restraint . Kudos to them...

IPOB should know whatever we can't control we destroy.

That fool who claim to have bullet wound is as a result of bottle splashing back at him for foolishly stoning an armored tank

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by temptnow: 5:33am On Sep 11
That's why I don't feel sorry for the army and police whenever they're killed in the SS or SE

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by psp2pc(m): 5:33am On Sep 11
I just laugh when I read these e-iPob comments about the world watching or that amnesty international,UN or the US is monitoring the activities of the army. and would prosecute buratai at The ICC.
you iPoB guys are really funny.
no one gives a fvck about secessionist or terrorists.
I just pity the ones that will die a foolish death in their fight for an unachievable goal.
Jonathan's loss really pained you guys... LoL

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Re: Why We Fired Warning Shots In Umuahia – Nigerian Army by psp2pc(m): 5:34am On Sep 11
temptnow:
That's why I don't feel sorry for the army and police whenever they're killed in the SS or SE
leave south south outta your quote..

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