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Charms, Amulets Failed Biafran Protesters In Asaba

Posted: Jun 1, 2016 at 6:12 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Awele Ogbogu

Asaba – Members of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who had ramped up protests at Asaba to celebrate the 49 years anniversary of the declaration of Biafra had fortified themselves with charms against guns and ammunition in anticipation of attacks by the military and other security agencies.

A source who claimed to be a member of one of the groups and was present during the protests in Asaba, said they had gathered for the protests in readiness for any clashes with security agencies which had characterized similar protests in the past.

He said they were in full confidence of overcoming any attempt by security agencies to truncate the protests before something went wrong within the ranks of the protesters.

“It was agreed that nobody should utter a word to the security agencies as this would neutralize the efficacy of the charms.

“But while the security agents were pushing and asking us to move back, at first we were silent before one of us started screaming that they should go ahead and shoot, forgetting the instruction that none of us should utter a word,” he said.

He added that at that point, all hell was let lose, leading to serious injuries and loss of lives.