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Police disperse Biafra protesters in Aba

19 January 2016, 06:50Sampson Eze

Lagos - The Police in Abia state on Monday dispersed pro-Biafra agitators in Aba who staged a protest rally against the detention of their leader and operator of Radio Biafra Nnamdi Kanu by Nigerian Authorities.

Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Movement For Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) had threatened to resume protests this week in the South Eastern Nigeria to press home their demand.

However, an attempt to have a protest in Aba, Abia state believed to be one of the strongest base of the agitators was foiled by the  Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies.

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Abia state Police spokesperson, Udebiotu Onyeweke who confirmed the development to News24 Nigeria, disclosed that the early warnings had put the security agencies on alert and were able to ensure there was no breakdown of law and order.  

"We were on ground as early as possible this morning so our men stopped them from blocking the roads or causing threats to business activities"

Meanwhile, there was no reported protest in Enugu, Ebonyi, IMO and Anambra states. There were, however, heavy presence of security men at onitsha area of anambra as at the time of filling this report. The police in Enugu state had warned against any form of protest as early as Saturday.

Commercial activities went on in major cities peacefully.

- News 24


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