On Friday, The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra(IPOB) groups took to the street in Enugu to protest over the death of 15 Biafrans members who were shot death during the course of their protest over the sit-at-home ordered by Nnamdi Kanu.
Reacting to the incident, the Ogbaru Regional Administrator of BIM, Amadi Ifeanyi, aka Ochiagha, told newsmen they were hoisting their flag at about 2a.m. yesterday morning at Upper Iweka axis in preparation for the anniversary when the Police stormed the place in three Hilux vans and opened fire on them which resulted in the instant death of two of their members.
He said; “they arrested 10 of us and over 15 got bullet wounds, even when they knew that we are a non-violent organisation struggling for a Biafran state.”
In his reaction, the Regional administrator for Onitsha North, Christian Umeaka, added that one of his members has not been seen since he was arrested by the Police when he went to hoist the flag, adding that no amount of intimidation would stop them from struggling for a Biafran state.
Meanwhile, Magistrate A. N. Chioke has ordered the 144 members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) arrested over an alleged illegal protest.