Thursday, 19 November 2015

Give Us Biafra Or Death: Pro-Biafra Agitators Cry Out

In an attempt to ensure the release of Mr Nnamdi Kanu, thousands of pro-Biafra agitators took to the streets in Aba, the Abia state capital.

Pro-Biafra activists took to the streets in Aba, on Wednesday, November 18. They demanded the release of Nnamdi Kanu.

The protest which held on Wednesday, November 18, was to demand the release of Kanu, the Radio Biafra boss.

At Abia state’s most commercial city, over 2,000 people carried placards with slogans such as “Biafra or death”.

They were seen waving the Biafran flag and some tearing and trampling on the Nigerian flag.

Some sang freedom songs and carried the outlawed Biafran pound currency.

Ikechukwu Ugwuoha, spokesman for IPOB said: “Getting our leader out of detention is our immediate concern, but ultimately we want to be free from Nigeria.”

Nnamdi Kanu, founder of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since Saturday, October 17.

An Abuja Chief Magistrate Court sitting at Wuse Zone 2, ordered the DSS to produce the detained IPOB leader.

The federal government trial was slated for Wednesday, November 18, was stalled due to Nnamdi’s absence.

Thus, the court ordered that the Biafran leader must be made available before it on Monday, November 23.

Meanwhile, a group of angered northern youths have condemned the agitations staged in the Southeast.

According to Vanguard, the group known as the Arewa Youth Forum (AYF), said it was irresponsible and unwise to push for the division of this great country.

The AYF warned those behind the “criminal agitation” to stop it and allow Nigeria to remain peaceful and united.