Biafra day: BIM/MASSOB protest continues in Onitsha

www.odogwublog.com reports that the peaceful protest embarked upon on  Monday, by members of Chief Ralph Uwazuruike-led Biafra Independence Movement/ Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, as part of seven-day activities lined up for the commemoration of their 17th year  anniversary of the re-declaration of Sovereignty State of Biafra, continued unabated yesterday in the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra state, the strong based of MASSOB.


The BIM/MASSOB members had on Monday grounded business activities in the commercial city and continued the protest yesterday along the major streets of the commercial city under the watchful eyes of security agencies who however did not open fire on the protesters as before.


The group as early as 8 a.m. converged on Obosi in Idemili North Local Government area from where they  matched in  convoy of over one hundred Keke Napep and Buses, brandishing Biafran Flag and fliers along Obosi, Nkpor road through the Linka road  to upper Iweka and Bridge Head, chanting and dancing  Biafra songs.

The Divisional police officer incharge of Onitsha   central police station. CPS, SP. Ikechukwu Egbochukwu who led the monitoring team, confirmed the protest match but said the police patrol was  intact to ensure it was peaceful.


He however referred newsmen to the Anambra state police public relation officer  ASP Nkiru Nwode for confirmation and further briefing on the development of  any arrest.

When contacted, the PPRO said that Ananbra did not witness any MASSOB protest since Monday claiming that Anambra was peaceful and calm and therefore no person was arrested  except four gang of kidnappers smashed by the police at Urum in Awka North LGA,


She said the police also rescued the kidnap victim and recovered their rifles.


Meanwhile, MASSOB/BIM director of publicity, Mazi Chris Mocha said although the celebration was for 7days, they had no activity slated for yesterday but since it was  a peaceful exercise there was no cause for alarm.
Biafra day: BIM/MASSOB protest continues in Onitsha Biafra day: BIM/MASSOB protest continues in Onitsha Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Rating: 5

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