Wednesday, November 11, 2015

BIAFRA : Ohanaeze to meet with protesting youths

South-East govs to meet in Enugu, Friday   Protests continue in Port Harcourt, cause gridlock

Opportunity to restructure Nigeria –Ohanaeze youths ….Igbo leaders agree —Ikokwu

WORRIED by the increasing and dangerous dimension that the pro-Republic of Biafra protests are assuming, the umbrella body of Igbo socio-cultural organizations, Ohanaeze Ndigbo will meet with leaders of the protesting groups soon.

A leader of the Ohanaeze told Vanguard, yesterday, that an all-inclusive meeting is being worked out, adding that the meeting would be a follow-up to the one being organized by South-East governors.

The South East governors’ meeting, Vanguard gathered, will now hold in Enugu, the regional headquarters of the zone, on Friday, and not in Owerri as earlier permuted.

For about two weeks, members and supporters of the Indigenous  People of Biafra, IPOB, and a  faction of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, have been protesting in several cities of the South East and South-South geo-political zones over the continued detention of Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, the director of Radio Biafra, by the Federal Government.

Indeed, pro-Biafra protesters, yesterday, again disrupted economic life in several parts of Port Harcourt and adjoining local councils in Rivers State as they continued their protest.

This is as Second Republic politician, Chief Guy Ikokwu, who called for the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu, said Igbo leaders are unanimous on the call for urgent restructuring of the country.

Protest in Port Harcourt…

The Rumuola portion of the ever busy Aba Road was shut down by the protesters as their activities disrupted free flow of traffic for several hours.

Adjoining roads were also affected as motorists had hectic time on long queues for hours.

The protesters, who  stormed the streets under the aegis of IPOB, reportedly broke into about four groups with each chanting pro-Biafra songs.

Residents said one of the groups was around Rumuokwuta area of Ikwerre Road while the others were spread along Aba Road down to Obigbo local council.

The protesters had been carrying on in the state since Saturday, demanding the release of Mr. Nnamdi Kanu.

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