One Killed As Pro-Biafra Group Stages Peaceful Demonstration In Delta

One Killed As Pro-Biafra Group Stages Peaceful Demonstration In Delta

By News Agency of Nigeria on April 19, 2019
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There was pandemonium on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Asaba metropolis after police shot dead a member of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, as the group reportedly carried out a peaceful demonstration.

NAN gathered that the IPOB members who were on a peaceful demonstration along Nnebisi road were accosted by policemen by the Stephen Keshi Stadium.

Although details of the clash were sketchy, an eye-witness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the victim was reportedly shot by the police who were detailed to disperse the IPOB members.

Chuks Orisewezie, the Delta Police image maker, denied that a protester was killed, adding  that the police arrested four IPOB members, adding that one protester was seriously injured.

He said, “The IPOB members this morning started protesting and attack our men at A Division, Asaba, on that process they were arrested. They assembled at Logos- Asaba expressway, and marched to Nnebisi road to launch attack on the police station”

He said Items recovered from IPOB members included pump action, 4 jack knives, charms, a Biafran flag and cans of fuel.

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