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Biafra Protest Paralyses Asaba Again

Posted: Jan 18, 2016 at 5:53 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Felix Igbekoyi
Correspondent, Asaba

Protesters rotesting against the continued incarceration of the Director of Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, Monday January 18 2016 stormed major streets of Asaba, Delta State.

The protest paralyzed socio-economic activities in the metropolis, causing traffic gridlock on the ever busy Nnebisi Road.

The protesters under the aegis of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) carried placard who also bore various Biafra insignias, insisted that they would remain in the streets until the detained Kanu is released from the custody of security agencies.

One of the protesters who simply identified himself as Mr. Ikenna said that the protest was a peaceful one to prevail on the Federal Government to release Kanu from detention.

Ikenna said security agencies were cooperating with them, noting that they were not being harassed as it used to be in the past.

“This is a peaceful protest for the release of our leader, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu from prison. We will continue to remain on the streets until he is freed. This protest is happening in Asaba alone by members of IPOB,” Ikenna added.

The detained Director of Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu was billed to appear in court yesterday (Monday) for charges bordering on treasonable felony but disagreement between IPOB members, his family members and his wife over change of his counsel might jeopardize his chances in the legal tussle.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), PPRO, Delta Command,  Celestina Kalu, confirmed the protest and maintained that they applied for it, granted and were guided by police escorteds.