IPOB members have begun major protests across the Southeast in response to the Federal Government’s detention of Nnamdi Kanu.
Members and supporters of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have gathered in large numbers in Igweoacha, Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, to protest the arrest and detention of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, according to NG Times Online News.
This online news outlet is aware that the throng can be seen marching, chanting, and waving Biafra flags on the road in a viral video, with others riding on motorcycles and buses.
“This is Igweocha in Port Harcourt,” one of the demonstrators who was filming the incident remarked. This is Biafra territory. For Buhari to tamper with Nnamdi Kanu, he’s finished.We are going there.”
The enraged mob that flooded one lane of traffic also caused gridlock in the other.
Recall on Sunday night, IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu was arrested in Kenya and extradited to Nigeria.
On Tuesday, he was arraigned blindfolded, shackled, and chained before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja, who ordered that he be held in the custody of the Department of State Services until the next hearing on July 26.
Kanu’s detention has elicited a wide range of reactions from individuals and organizations, as well as international interest.