Tension As Nnamdi Kanu’s Supporters Protest His Arrest


Supporters of the embattled Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu have taken to the streets of Port Harcourt, Rivers State to protest his arrest and quizzing by the Department of State Security (DSS).

Kanu, who is also the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was arrested by the DSS on Saturday at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Lagos and secretly arraigned before a Magistrates Court in Abuja where he was granted bail on Monday.

He was granted bail in the sum of N2 million and a surety of the rank of federal civil service level 16 in like sum, a condition he is yet to meet.

His supporters are however demanding his immediate and unconditional release by authorities.

The protesters numbering about 5000 stormed the city of Port Harcourt, stating that they were fighting for a true and just cause.

They claim to be members of IPOB and denied being members of the militant Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), while further claiming that they only wanted freedom for their leader and all Biafrans.

“The reason for this protest is that our able chairman, the father and founder of IPOB worldwide has been held by President Muhammadu Buhari.”

“We need him to be released to us unconditionally. The protest for now is peaceful, but we need Biafra and we need freedom.

“We are armless, we have not harmed anybody and we owe nobody any apology for what we are doing, as Biafrans we stand for justice and justice will reign.

“Now our director has been held for days and we want him out and we want freedom in Biafra land,” Chidiebere Aguodu, one of the coordinators of the protest, stressed.

Apart from the protests in Rivers, Vanguard reports that supporters in Enugu, Anambra and Delta have joined in a solidarity match to protest Kanu’s continuous detention.

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