Tuesday, October 20, 2015

'We are not Nigerians, we are Biafrans' - Biafrans protest in Port Harcourt

Biafran-flag waving protesters stormed the streets of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, southern Nigeria, over the continuous detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the director of the pirate radio, Radio Biafra.

The protest paralysed commercial activities in the oil rich-city as the procession made its way towards the Government House.

Kanu was arrested on Saturday at a hotel in Lagos. He was scheduled to travel to London.

Kanu’s lawyer, Egechukwu Obetta that kanu has been granted bail.

But the founder of the Indigenous People of Biafra is being held as he is yet to fulfil his bail term of N2million and a surety in like sum, who must be a civil servant on Grade level 16.

His arrest had provoked criticisms from his group and the Movement for the Actualisation of Biafra, MASSOB.

Obetta lamented the treatment given to his client while in custody, saying that he was put in the same cell with terrorists despite his life threatening health challenges.

According to Obetta, Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is selective to delicacies, adding that he (Kanu) vowed never to eat any food served by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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