4 Pro-Biafra Protesters Arrested In Ebonyi As Police Warn IPOB, MASSOB In...

4 Pro-Biafra Protesters Arrested In Ebonyi As Police Warn IPOB, MASSOB In Enugu

By News Desk | The Trent on December 5, 2015
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Pro Biafra groups stage a protest in Australia, May 2013 (Photo Credit: Daily Sun)

The Ebonyi State Police Command announced the arrest of four pro-Biafran protesters in the state.

According to a report by Punch, the protesters were apprehended after they had gathered along the old Enugu Road in Abakaliki, the state capital, carrying Biafran flag and other insignia and chanting solidarity songs.

It was also reported that the protest had prompted chaos within the state as road users had to divert movement to avoid disruption of economic and social activities.

In a related development, the Enugu State Police Command on Friday, December 4, 2015 warned pro-Biafra agitators against a planned violent protest in the state.

Making the announcement was the Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu.

He said: “The Enugu State Police Command wishes to inform members of the public, especially the good people of the state, that its attention has been drawn to an alleged intended violent rally and protest to be carried out in the state and its environs by some misguided individuals under the following aegis such as Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), amongst others.

“The Command wishes to make it categorically clear that no iota of lawlessness will be entertained by any individual or group of persons fanning embers of unlawful act aimed at causing breakdown of law and order in the state.”


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