Biafra: 8 Feared Dead During Protest in Delta, Enugu and Abia

Biafra: 8 Feared Dead During Protest in Delta, Enugu and Abia

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No fewer than eight members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB were allegedly killed on Monday by the military while protesting against continued detention of their leader and founder of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

The protesters trooped to the roads in Delta, Enugu and Abia state, following the failure of the judge who is handling Kanu’s case to show up at Federal High Court Abuja.

In a statement by the spokesman of IPOB, Emma Powerful, about eight person were shot dead while over 30 were seriously injured by the soldiers.

Early on Monday, the Director of Radio Biafra, Mr Kanu who was supposed to appear at the Federal High Court Abuja could not do so because the case was adjourned indefinitely. 

Worried by the development, the IPOB staged a peaceful protest in Asaba, the State capital, Enugu and Abia but met stiff resistance from the military in which eight persons were allegedly shot.

When contacted, Abia State Police spokesman, DSP Ezekiel Onyeke, said that the Commissioner of Police, Habila Joshak, had been in Aba monitoring the situation. 

Onyeke, however, said he was not aware that anybody was shot dead during the protest, adding that security agents even heard gunshots from the protesters.

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