Abuja - The Biafra Nations Youth League
(BNYL), has warned authorities the continued detention of its Deputy President
of, Ebuta Takon, could spark more violence amid protests for the independence
The group reported the arrest of the campaigner on Monday
following his arrest a day earlier at meeting held within Nigeria and Cameroon
“We have been peaceful and law abiding, so why this
arrest and why now that our congress is drawing near?” queried President of
BNYL, Prince Chimezie Obuka.
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He urged the police to unconditionally release Takon
before his arrest worsened the situation.
“It's not a crime that to agitate for Biafra, members of
the BNYL in Cross River has every right to self determination as recognised by
UN,” said Obuka.
The reported arrest is the latest in a series of tensions
around agitations for the cessation of Biafra.
Fellow protester, Nnamdi Kanu, remains behind
bars following his arrest late last year on charges critics say are trumped up.
- CAJ News