The family members of the detained Radio Biafra director Nnamdi Kanu joined a protest organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOD) in Umuahia, the capital of Abia state.
The protestors started from Port Harcourt on November 15 with IPOD activists rambling to Aba and then, Umuahia. As they trekked to Aba, the number increased.
On getting to Ubakala, close to Umuahia the group was stopped by security personnel who attempted to disperse them but failed.
The protesters passed the night at Ubakala, from where they were joined by Kanu’s mum, Ugo Eze Sally Nnenne Kanu and sister, Princess Chichi Kanu as early as 5.30am yesterday.
Pro-Bifra supporters in Umuahia
Lolo Kanu, mother of the detained leader with members of the Royal family, joined the activists in Umuahia city, the home town of Nnamdi Kanu.
Trekking together with the Biafra supporters, she continuously called for the release of her son who is still being arrested by the DSS.
However, Okezie Ikpeazu, the governor of Abia state, cautioned the pro-Biafra protestors seeking the release of their leader and the creation of Biafra state against disrupting the peace in the state capital.
Nnamdi Kanu’s mum and sister during the protest for release Biafra leader
The activists paraded through main streets of the city under the watch of security operatives who followed them from place to place, comprising Isi Court, in Umuahia South, Old Umuahia Road, Aba Road, Umuwaya Road, Isi Gate, Bende Road, Enugu Road and Ama Hausa, among others.
Before dispersing, pro-Biafra agitators said they would meet again to continue the protest, which is expected to last for three days.
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IPOD supporters have been protesting in main cities in the South-East and South-South, demanding Kanu’s immediate release, who was arrested in October.
President Muhammadu Buhari has finally reacted to the pro-Biafra protests, stating that Nigeria remains an indivisible nation with the citizens pushing for a common interest.
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