Protest turns ridiculous: Radio Biafra

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Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, was artistically closed down for a few hours yesterday by individuals from the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), who now liked to be known as the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Individuals from the gathering resisted the early morning precipitation to dissent the capture, detainment and trial of the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

This is even as the dissent in Onitsha, Anambra State, turned bleeding, four individuals were shot and 15 were harmed by policemen.

Kanu was captured in Lagos last Wednesday by the Department of the State Security (DSS), summoned in Abuja court and conceded safeguard.

The dissenters, drawn from diverse parts of Rivers State, amassed as ahead of schedule as 7am preceding they assumed control over the real lanes of Port Harcourt, bringing about overwhelming vehicular and human activity in Aba, Azikiwe, Ikwerre, Rumuola streets, among others.

The challenge was said to have additionally been repeated in Oyingbo and Ogoni ranges of the state.

The gathering had on Monday cautioned occupants and dealers to stay at home yesterday or gambled causing the anger of the gathering.

At the mainstream Ikoku intersection, along the Ikwerre Road, policemen terminated teargas to scatter them at around 12:27 pm; however it appeared not to have impact on the quantity of nonconformists.

The dissenters, who were peaceful, affirmed that the Federal Government was resolved to consign Igbos to the foundation, vowing that no measure of intimidation and provocation could hose their spirits.

Security agents were found in watch vans and Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) behind the nonconformists to deflect conceivable breakdown of lawfulness

In Asaba, droning tunes of solidarity, the notice bearing dissenters depicted Kanu’s capture as uncalled for and absolutely unsatisfactory, demanding that they were no more alright with the Nigerian government.

Secretary of the gathering, Nnenna Nwaoha, said, “we have endured enough in the hands of the Nigerian government and we are not any more OK with it.

“We need our opportunity, that is the reason we arrive. We are not happy with the Nigerian government, the intimidation, slaughtering and all that; that is the reason we need our opportunity. We feel awful about his confinement and it is influencing every last one of us. We are not happy, we need to go,”he said.

The dissenters were, be that as it may, denied access into the Government House by security agents who were wary. No official of the state government tended to them.

In Onitsha, Anambra State, a comparable dissent was scattered with teargas when police swooped on them. The IPOB individuals numbering around 500, fundamentally ladies, walked from Amawbia intersection with bulletins and were drawing near to the Government House entryway in Awka when police mounting watchmen discharged shots noticeable all around and teargased them.

Talking on the episode, the IPOB Coordinator in Anambra, Ikechukwu Okoye, told Daily Sun that they were walking along Government House, Awka when police assaulted their individuals, shooting four and captured around 15 other people who are being confined at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Awka.

He said they were on a quiet challenge, taking note of that the police have seized two of their vehicles.

He said one of their individuals, a pregnant lady, fell into the drain amid the assault and supported damage with her two-year-old child.

Okoye noticed that they were disappointed over the treatment dispensed on their pioneer Dr. Kanu and had needed to approach Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano to engage President Muhammadu Buhari to mediate on the matter.

As per him, “we are just opportunity fomenters who comply with the laws of the area, this is popular government and there is the right to speak freely, flexibility of development and so on.”