Heavy tension rocked Afaraukwu Ibeku community, in Umuahia North Council of Abia State, the home town of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu on Sunday evening.
It was gathered that the residents of the area scampered for safety as over 100 fierce-looking soldiers reportedly invaded the community.
Recall that IPOB leader’s parents, Eze Israel Okwu-Kanu and Ugoeze Sally Mmemme, will be laid to rest on February 14, 2020, at Afaraukwu.
A resident who saw said; The soldiers numbering over 100 in nine military veterans and 2 Armored personnel carriers have been patrolling Bank road to Flo FM.
“The Soldiers have blocked the entrance street to Eze Kanu’s Palace, Afaraukwa, Umuahia with their van, walking round the community on foot. Everyone was scared, we ran away,” he said. Another resident who simply gave his name as Abarikwu said he was on his way back from church when he got a call that soldiers had invaded the community.