JUST IN: Biafra Zionists Federation Invade Enugu Radio Station To Force Broadcast,...

JUST IN: Biafra Zionists Federation Invade Enugu Radio Station To Force Broadcast, Kills Police Officer

By Joy Abobi | News Reporter on June 5, 2014
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Enugu State Broadcasting Service, ESBS was attacked by Members of the Pro-Biafra group, Biafra Zionists Federation on Thursday, May 29, 2014 in a failed attempt to make a broadcast.

Led by Barrister Benjamin Onwuka, the group of about 20 armed men killed a police sergeant who was among a four-man police patrol team that rushed to the scene to stop them.

A police inspector was also wounded during the attack while one of the member of the  group was shot dead by the police.

According to reports, the same group attacked the Government House, Enugu on March 8, 2014 holding everybody at the government house hostage  for about four hours.

Onwuka’s  who was on a mission to the state television house to make a live broadcast having declared himself leader of the new Biafran Republic last year  escaped before the policemen arrived, according to an eyewitness.

Meanwhile two members were arrested in an attempt  to escape while  people passing by the radio station were held by the police for questioning.

Speaking about the attack by the self claimed leader, Onwuka’s, Barrister Benjamin Onwuka, leader Biafra Zionist Federation said, “The group had claimed responsibility for the invasion of the Enugu Government House in March during which some guards were injured.

“After the said attack, the police were able to arrest five members of the group while Onwuka and his members were declared wanted but none of them was arrested before today’s invasion of the ESBS,” he said

However after today’s attack, a police sources has disclosed that the BZF leader, Benjamin Onwuka and 12 members of his group have been arrested by a team of security operatives who gave them a hot chase while trying to escape into Independence Layout of the Coal City.

The State Police Spokesman, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, DSP, promised to give full details about the attack later.

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