Nigerian soldiers in what it termed Operation Python Dance II, yesterday, Thursday, September 14, in the evening, invaded the family house of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Prince Nnamdi Kanu, at Afaraukwu, Umuahia, where they allegedly ransacked the premises causing some damages to the property.
According to reports, the soldiers shot their way through to gain entry into the highly secured and fenced compound having dislodged the human barricade that is always present at the gate and house of the IPOB leader with their live ammunition.
It was alleged that about 18 people lost their lives during the invasion which occurred between the hours of 4 and 5 pm yesterday.
Heavy shooting was reportedly heard as the soldiers opened fire at the palace for more than 30 minutes causing residents to scamper for safety.
However, the whereabouts of the IPOB leader, Prince Nnamdi Kanu remains unknown as at the time of filling in this report.