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Police, pro-Biafra protesters clash in Rivers

21 October 2015, 15:09

Rivers - Men of the Rivers Police Command on Tuesday clashed with the protesting members of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra in Port-Harcourt, Rivers, Punch reports.

The MASSOB members and their supporters chanted war songs as they also demanded the unconditional release of the director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kalu, said to have been arrested by the Department of Security Service (DSS) on Saturday.

The protesters displayed placards with inscriptions such as, ‘A state of Biafra is non-negotiable,’ ‘On Biafra, we stand,’ ‘It is do or die,’ ‘We need our freedom peacefully,’ and ‘Release Nnamdi Kalu now.’

Also read: Radio Biafra director arrested

The peaceful demonstration caused a gridlock along Ikwerre road as a result of the huge number of persons involved in the protest, even as men of the Joint Military Task Force watched as the youths chanted freedom songs.

It was observed that some police operatives decided to shoot into the air to scare away the protesters when they (police) noticed that some of the protesters had stormed the premises of a new generation bank on Ikwerre road and pulled down a Nigerian flag.

Read more at Punch

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