Police Nab 5 Women, 78 Others In Bayelsa For Pro-Biafran Protest

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Five women have been arrested in Bayelsa State over allegations of being members of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Also picked up were 78 men, police say, were arrested alongside the women “because they want to foment troubles and unleash mayhem.”

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Anisim Butswat, who made the announcement, said the suspects were apprehended in a motorpark in the state capital, Yenagoa.

It will be recalled that the IPOB on Friday staged what it called a “one million-man march” across the South East and in some parts of the South South geo-political zones of the country.

The group was said to be protesting the continued detention of their leader Nnamdi Kanu, who is also the Director of Biafra Radio, by the Department of State Security (DSS), and calling for the realisation of an independent nation of Biafra.

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  1. Joe Cee says

    You guys are given these people too much attention. If they are keen ask all igbos to vote in a referendum. Those who are nigerians and those are biafrans. Let’s create the border . God punish anyone who in his dream believe niger delta will follow. We won’t because we are not stupid to learn a lesson twice. Let the biafrans cross and possess their land and let the remaining 155million nigerians be left in peace. From the day of separation it will be an offence punishable by death for any Nigerian to buy goods or services from a biafran and you should cross the border eitherway just like north or south Korea. You can never ever return. Let Nigerians exist in peace. Let them go. Of what value are they?

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