Police arrest protesters marching in support of Biafra
The police in Enugu state, South East Nigeria on Monday arrested over 100 persons for staging a march in support of the independence for the former breakaway state of Biafra.
The protesters, who were led by one Ben Onwuka, were believed to be members of the Biafran Zionist Movement raised the Biafran flag and then marched through the streets of the Enugu. They were arrested around Akwata axis of Agbani road in the capital city of Enugu state.
The group first gathered on Sunday to mark the birthday of former Biafran leader Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, who died in March.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the state, Ebere Amaraizu said the police acted on a tip off and that the suspected members were arrested with 61 Biafra flags and other flags that seemed to belong to other countries.
He said the suspects were arrested with 13 Berets, three Bands and eight Biafra Zionist Movement forms and that they have been charged to court for treason.