Pro-Biafra protests spreading round the South
East moved to Imo state today, November 12,
as there was procession round the Owerri, the
The protesters who were demanding the
release of the director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi
Kanu, comprised members of the Movement
for the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and
the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
They chanted pro-Biafra songs and war songs
while the demonstration lasted, armed security
operatives including the police and the army, in
trucks, monitored the protesters throughout
their procession to forestall breakdown of law
One of the protesters who chose to be
anonymous told Vanguard that their agitation
was meant for the federal government to
release Kanu and allow Biafra people freedom.
According to him, it was wrong for the federal
government to arrest Kanu because he
supported and believed in the freedom of Biafra
“Kanu did not commit any crime to be arrested
by the Nigerian Government and we cannot
hold ourselves back in asking for his release
even if we die in the process.
“We are in Owerri today and hope to extend
this move to other towns within Biafra territory
till we achieve our aim,” he said.
The demonstrators wore T-Shirts with Biafra
inscriptions and flags, while the three major
markets in the state, Owerri Main Market, New
Market and Owerri Relief Market, were closed.
It will be recalled that pro-Biafra supporters
have been protesting against Kanu’s detention
in Rivers, Anambra, Enugu and Delta states.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian army has warned
agitators clamouring for the state of Biafra that
the long arm of the law will soon catch up with
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