Friday, November 13, 2015 11:31 pm
Rejected in Port Harcourt, Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and a faction of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), as well as other pro-Brafra groups, shifted their street protests to Owerri, the Imo State capital, today, crippling economic activities.
According to the spokesman of the protesters, they are campaigning for the release of the detained pirate Radio Biafra Director, Nnamdi Kanu.
As early as 6am Friday, IPOB members who reportedly trekked from Aba in neighbouring Abia state and Port Harcourt, apparently to beat security checks, converged at strategic positions in the state capital from where they linked up with their members on ground to begin the protest.
Despite the heavy security presence, there was no incident.
The protesters marched through major streets in the state capital, displaying the Biafra flag and placards with various inscriptions such as, ‘FG free Nnamdi Kanu now’, ‘Kanu is Biafra and we are Kanu’, ‘we need Biafra now’ . They also chanted war songs.