Nnamdi Kalu Will One Day Be Free – Fayose

The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has expressed support for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kalu.

Fayose, who was at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday “in solidarity” with the IPOB leader accused the Federal Government of intimidating and harassing him and members of the Igbo nation.

He told journalists after Kalu was granted bail that the oppression of people in the country would surely pass.

He said, “I am here in solidarity with Nnamdi Kalu for his courage in the face of intimidation and harassment in our country, a country that belongs to all tribes and to everyone.

“This country belongs to us. This oppression must not continue. God is greater than man. This is a phase in our country and it shall surely pass.

“I salute your spirit Nnamdi Kalu. Keep the hope alive; one day, history will be on your side. I have come to identify with the Igbo nation, the people that are under great torture and embarrassment and harassment. We have seen today, tomorrow the story will get better.”

Biafra: NOA Deploys Officers To Dampen Tension In S/East Communities

Biafra-protestersThe National Orientation Agency (NOA) has concluded plans to deploy its officers to aggrieved communities in the South Eastern part of the country to sensitize youth on the need to shun Biafra and sustain a united Nigeria.

The Chief Executive of NOA, Mr Mike Omeri, told journalists in Abuja that state governments are in the process of finding solutions to concerns expressed by pro-Biafra agitators.

He urged the youth to remain committed to strengthening principles that guide national development.

Pro-Biafra supporters have been staging protests in the South East in solidarity with the Biafra Radio host, Nnamdi Kanu, who has been detained by the Department of State Service (DSS).

The protesters, who storm streets in their hundreds.

Although the protesters appeared resolute to continue their march, security operatives managed to maintain the barricade, causing many commuters to resort to trekking long distances as a result of the gridlock caused by the face-off.

Some of the protesters told Channels Television that they would not back down from pursuing the freedom of the one they call their leader.

They called on the federal government to heed their cry and that of other pro-Biafran supporters for self-determination.

Pro-Biafra Supporters Protest In Rivers

BiafraIt was total lock down on Tuesday at the Eleme axis of Rivers State as pro-Biafra supporters staged a protest in solidarity with the Biafra Radio host, Nnamdi Kalu, who has been detained by the DSS.

The protesters who stormed the streets in their hundreds were, however, prevented by security agents from proceeding to Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Although the protesters appeared resolute to continue their march, security operatives managed to maintain the barricade, causing many commuters to resort to trekking long distances as a result of the gridlock caused by the face-off.

Some of the protesters told Channels Television that they would not back down from pursuing the freedom of the one they call their leader.

They called on the federal government to heed their cry and that of other pro-Biafran supporters for self-determination.

Pro-Biafra Protesters March In Awka Despite IG’s Order

MASSOB-IPOB-Demonstrate-for-BiafraIn spite of the warning by the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase against the planned one million-man march for Biafra, over 10, 000 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Saturday, November 7, 2015 stormed Awka, the Anambra State capital in continuation of their peaceful protest over the detention of their leader Nnamdi Kanu.

The crowd that trekked from Asaba in Delta State, got into Awka around 6PM and according to the Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ali Okechukwu, the march has been peaceful.

Mr. Okechukwu said the police and every other security agency in the state are at alert to ensure the situation does not degenerate into crisis and disturb the peace of the state.

In a strongly-worded statement on Friday, the Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, said that the protesters, from the south-eastern region, would be provoking the law if they do not stop such protests or call.

He particularly made reference to the planned ‘one-million march’ for the actualisation of Biafra, which he said was illegal and asked everyone not to participate.

“Information available to the Nigeria police indicates plans by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to embark on ill-advised protests, using dangerous weapons across some south eastern states.

“For the avoidance of doubt, this is unlawful and no one should attempt to test the law,” the police warned in the statement.

He reminded the youths that the law prohibiting the unlawful possession of firearms was still in force.

He also warned against any attempt to unleash mayhem on innocent and law-abiding Nigerians.

He said that anyone arrested in connection with the planned march would be appropriately dealt with.

Before the warning of the Inspector General of Police, hundreds of youths took to the street in Asaba, the capital of Delta State, blocking the major express way leading to the east.

At Summit Junction in Asaba, the group chanted war songs, calling for the restoration of Biafra and demanding the release of a certain Nnamdi Kalu who they claimed was in detention at the Department of State Security office.

Police Say Planned Pro-Biafra One-Million Man March Is Illegal

MASSOB-IPOB-Demonstrate-for-BiafraThe Nigeria Police Force seems to be spurring for a final showdown with youths calling for the recognition of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), as it has issued a warning that a “planned one-million march is illegal”.

In a strongly-worded statement on Friday, the Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, said that the protesters, from the south-eastern region, would be provoking the law if they do not stop such protests or call.

Attempt To Test The Law

He particularly made reference to the planned ‘one-million march’ for the actualisation of Biafra, which he said was illegal and asked everyone not to participate.

“Information available to the Nigeria police indicates plans by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to embark on ill-advised protests, using dangerous weapons across some south eastern states.

“For the avoidance of doubt, this is unlawful and no one should attempt to test the law,” the police warned in the statement.

He reminded the youths that the law prohibiting the unlawful possession of firearms was still in force.

He also warned against any attempt to unleash mayhem on innocent and law-abiding Nigerians.

He said that anyone arrested in connection with the planned march would be appropriately dealt with.

Before the warning of the Inspector General of Police, hundreds of youths took to the street in Asaba, the capital of Delta State, blocking the major express way leading to the east.

At Summit Junction in Asaba, the group chanted war songs, calling for the restoration of Biafra and demanding the release of a certain Nnamdi Kalu who they claimed was in detention at the Department of State Security office.

The group began the protest at about 4:00pm local time on Friday.

They stopped motorists travelling to either the eastern part of Nigeria or to Benin City in Edo State.

According to Channels Television’s reporter in Delta State, Vivian Oramadike, the protesters refused to leave Summit Junction even when it was beginning to get dark.

Their presence has caused traffic jam, forcing motorists to abandon their vehicles on the express.