Many persons were on Monday, MAy 30, 2016 feared dead as Nigerian troops clashed with pro Biafra activists in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Onitsha, Anambra State took to the streets in the early hours of the aforementioned date to mark the 50th anniversary since Biafra was declared a republic by late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu on Monday, May 30, 1966.
The IPOB members, some of whom were reportedly naked, were said to have blocked major streets in the city which prompted a confrontation from soldiers of the 312 Artillery Brigade.
The Trent gathered that activities in the city were grounded as the protest turned bloody with the death of a soldier and some protesters.
A source privy to the incidents said that most of the victims were killed in Nkpor, a suburb of Onitsha.
When contacted, the Anambra State police public relations officer, Mr. Alli Okechukwu, confirmed the incident.
Okechukwu however, did not give a definite figure of the casualties recorded during the incident.
He said: “We are busy clearing the blocked roads in Onitsha, to ensure that normalcy returns. We are not counting the number of casualties at the moment.”