Biafra: Tension as MASSOB,IPOB ‘resumeprotests tomorrow’

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There was tension in the South-East, yesterday, following
the threat by the Movement for the Actualization of the
Sovereign State of Biafra,MASSOB,and the Indigenous
People of Biafra,IPOB, to, from tomorrow,lock down the
region in protests, over the continued detention of Radio
Biafra Director,Nnamdi Kanu.
Nnamdi-Kanu in court
Kanu, who was arrested by the Department of State
Security,DSS, on October 17,2015, on arrival from the
United Kingdom, has been in DSS detention facility in
Abuja even though the Magistrate Court,Wuse 11,and
Federal High Court,Abuja Division had both granted him
bail and ordered his release.
In a statement by the MASSOB National Director of
Information, Samuel Edeson, and IPOB Secretary,Ibem
Ugwuoke Ibem, yesterday,the pro-Biafra groups warned
the public to stay at home from tomorrow(Monday) as
there will be massive civil disobedience,protests and
demonstrations in the South-East and parts of the South-
South to force the Federal Government to comply with
the court orders.
In the meantime, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State
has ordered security operatives to arrest any pro-Biafra
element flouting the ban against secessionist protests in
any part of the state. The governor, who gave the order
in a statement by his Commissioner for Information and
Communications, Dr Austin Tam-George, yesterday, said
government will not tolerate any form of pro-Biafra
protest in any part of Rivers. Tam-George said the
governor had to reiterate the ban on pro-Biafra protests
in the state following reports that some agitators were
embarking on illegal separatist processions and
demonstrations in parts of Oyigbo local government
area.

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