The Governor of Abia State Okezie Ikpeazu has opened up on the 17th September 2017 military invasion of Afaraukwu Ibeku, the hometown of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the indigenous People of Biafra. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu denied having any pre-information of the infamous raid. However, he rather explained that the Army Commander at that time, came to his office to inform him that he had orders to arrest Nnamdi Kanu.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu said he was not told that anything like invasion was going to happen. He further revealed that he only saw the GOC who was at Enugu that time, the GOC showed up in his office and told him that he wants to arrest Nnamdi Kanu.
According to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, he told the GOC to give him few hours and he obliged. He later called the traditional rulers and asked them to talk to Nnamdi Kanu’s father who was a traditional ruler to persuade Nnamdi Kanu to come and have a word with the GOC, but Nnamdi Kanu refused, saying he was under siege already in his house. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu claimed that he didn’t know that the soldiers were already everywhere.
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