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Nigerian army clash with pro-Biafra agitators [The Morning Call]

Nigerian army clash with pro-Biafra agitators [The Morning Call]

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A group campaigning for the secession of south east Nigeria, the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB has accused the army of laying siege to their leader Nnamdi Kanu’s home; an accusation the Nigerian

armed forces have denied.

Rising tensions in Abia state prompted the governor of the state Okezie Ikpeazu to impose a curfew.

The leader of the Biafra movement Nnamdi Kanu’s home is located in Abia state in the south eastern part of Nigeria.

Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group alleged soldiers had surrounded the home of their leader Nnamdi Kanu shooting sporadically in the air and leaving many caught in the spree dead.

Groups in southeast Nigeria have stepped up calls for secession since Kanu was released on bail in April after being detained for nearly two years on charges of criminal conspiracy and threatening the

peace of the country with an illegal group.

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