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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), yesterday, said the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, was not in its custody.

According to a statement by its Director of Information, Major General John Enenche, the DHQ insisted that its operations in Aba has nothing to do with the alleged raid on the home of separatist group leader.

“The operations of our men are recorded live, and we can justify that his home was not raided by the military, ” Enenche said.

Speaking at a news conference in Abuja, Enenche explained that the people that came out to attack the military were the Biafra Security Service and the Biafra National Guard, saying that it was not right for them to block the roads and be collecting tolls and intimidating law abiding citizens of the state who were going about their lawful businesses.

On the proscription of IPOB by the Federal Government and South East governors, Enenche noted that the statement he issued two weeks ago did not say “proscription” but a “warning” to parents to warn their children, adding that due process was followed by the government before the group was proscribed as a terrorist organisation by a competent court.

He said: “It is not the responsibility of DHQ to declare Nnamdi Kanu wanted. Nnamdi Kanu is not in the custody of the military.

“Nobody raided Kanu’s home. I was watching it live, was monitoring it and speaking with men on the ground.

” I later confirmed that there was nothing to actually justify them legally to mount roadblocks. I saw the militancy, nobody told me and I saw the actions there. We are still investigating.

“The military did not proscribe IPOB. Due process was followed to proscribe them. The job of the military was to diagnose security issues and warn the public of the consequences and that is part of our media operations.

“We did our media operations very well, otherwise, that weekend would have been the longest weekend in this country and we are also very careful in choosing our words and we know the law very well.”

On whether the military was not alarmed about the militarisation of the country coupled with reservations expressed by the United States of America on the on-going operations of the military across the country, General Enenche said the armed forces of Nigeria was not alarmed by what is being analysed by the US, adding that people see and understand situations in different perspectives. The military sees and understands things in different perspectives too.

“So, it is the military that would tell you the signs and symptoms of a security ailment because it’s only a doctor that can tell you that somebody has cancer or malaria.”

Enenche reaffirmed the unalloyed loyalty of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR.

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  1. U are big lier, ghost raided his house or he is lying that u raided his house, this country has nothing to trust with, no simple truth in their personnel, how do I believe u don't kanu with u or maybe u have killed him and dump him in an uknown place,

  2. This is too bad for our military. How can our military condescend so low like this? How could they be dragged to the mud? Why would the military even be deployed in a civilian enclave? Honestly, which ever way you look at it, it does not speak well of The Nigeria Army. Everything is just going the opposite. What is actually happening? Where are we going to?

  3. The Nigerian government and its armed forces are being tactical with the truth. Pls provide the young man that is all.

  4. The Nigerian government and its armed forces are being tactical with the truth. Pls provide the young man that is all.

  5. The police should be allowed to do their work of investigation/arrest in civil matters and not the military. We are not in the military era, innocent people have been killed in their hundreds in a Country we claim to be one. You don't use violence to settle violence. Remember that you can not do anything bad and go scoot free, whether you like it or not you must pay the price sooner or later.

  6. well there was pythorn dance and somebody is missing mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm something is rotten

  7. No responsible Government will folds it's arms and allow breakdown of laws and order. In as much as I will not support deployment of armed forces to quench agitation but Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his IPOB have passed their boundary and must be nipped at the bud. UK & US are both terrorists. They told lies about Salam Hussein of Iraq just to have an excuse to eliminate him. Ditto in Libya to kill Gaddafi. They are now afraid of North Korea's power upsurge that may dismantle their influence in the world politics..

    1. There was no breakdown of law and order in An is state and if there was, it is the duty of the police to maintain it not the military.
      What boundary are you talking about? You are a youth I presume, who suffers the same hardship as every other Nigerian and should always stand for the truth.


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