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Pro-Biafra Activists Storm Port Harcourt



Biafra Protests in Portharcourt 1 BellaNaija

Protests over the detention of Radio Biafra director, Nnamdi Kanu, have continued today, as pro-Biafra activists stormed Port Harcourt, marching in the streets.

The following message was posted on Radio Biafra’s Facebook page (readers’ discretion advised, the following text contains incendiary language):

DAY 5 Live update on ‪#‎peacefulprotest‬ of Illegal detention of the leader of indigenous people of Biafra Mazi Nnamdikanu by unlawful Nigeria Government.

ABA IPOB joined Igweocha last night,currently protesting, they are now Stand still along Aba-PH expressway. The zoo mobile police and army are shooting tear gas. People are choking and they are sharing kerosene,and water .More updating coming…… continue ….still in artillery,tear gas flaring continues against unarmed protesters…….Dancing and singing continues in the midst of tear gas. Now they are shooting live bullets….

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An eyewitness spoke to The News about the protests, which took place this morning: “As I talk to you now, the protesters are daring the security men. The protesters should go to their states in Abia, IMO, Anambra, Ebonyi and Enugu States and stop disturbing the peace of Port Harcourt,Rivers State. If they are protesting about the arrest and detention of Nnamdi KANU, the Director of Radio Biafra, they should go and protest in Abuja,not Port Harcourt.”

Photo Credit: Facebook/Radio Biafra


  1. Busarni

    November 10, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Part one ; shooting and killing them can never be the solution pa Buhari……I will viitte kworootion

  2. Usuji

    November 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    how come with all the things happening in the north , the boko haram , very high illiteracy level , bad roads , child mortality, even lagos has its own problems ;robberies ,traffic etc.why is that the Igbo think that it’s only them the government has failed ,after all your leaders are amongst you. I don’t think that is enough reason to call for Biafra I just think about the war it would cause , just take a look at Syrians fleeing everywhere look at how some of the Europeans are treating them like animals , now imagine if we Nigerians start fleeing to other countries ,look at the bloodshed of the last Nigerian civil war, war is not something you people wish for I promise you, it is better to Loool for inward solution to this problems we have. Something is just telling the reason for all these Biafra talks is because the igbos want complete power of the nation…

    • Chichi

      November 10, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      While you have made good points, I think you generalizations have taken away the validity of your points. All Igbos are NOT pro Biafra, mind how you express your opinion

    • Sekem

      November 10, 2015 at 5:05 pm

      Usuji is right how come these probbiafrans think its only them the government has failed Biko it’s every state ,most especially the north ,it’s just unfortunate but that is no reason to start all these Biafra nonsense ,remember United we stand ,divided we fall.! And This same man these people are crying for release has UK passport o , anything small tin he will run back to UK our youths don’t be deceived o !!!

    • Mbeke feeling funky

      November 10, 2015 at 7:31 pm

      As the other commenter mentioned being Igbo does not automatically make a person Pro-Biafra. I say this as an Igbo person. If anything most Igbo people would be against it based on the suffering endured in th war. So please don’t generalize.

  3. Ibinabo

    November 10, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    It’s amazing how youths can be easily brain-washed.

    • Idomagirl

      November 10, 2015 at 8:35 pm

      Unemployment is a serious problem.

    • Frosh

      November 10, 2015 at 11:02 pm

      Just like the way ojukwu brainwashed them In the “half of a yellow sun days” and when the war came to a head he took off to Ghana and left his people to die, a true leader would stand in battle till the end ask Martin Luther King. He was always the first person on the line. Our fellow youths have still not learnt their lesson, biafra would not solve anything. We are already one County, the best we can do for ourselves is to look inwards and find a collective solution to our problems, as one United body we can overcome anything. Division would do nothing but cause greater confusion, sorrow, tears and blood. Let’s not use our energy for the wrong purpose… God save Nigeria….

  4. La' valve

    November 10, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Sure they should protest in their own state.

  5. stella

    November 10, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    You see that the people of the State are not interested in this nonsense and very soon they will confront these miscreants. I heard they were brought in from Aba and other igbo.States to come and join their brothers Port Harcourt. Clearly they are being funded by some people.

  6. ??

    November 10, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Live bullets???they are now stand still??more updating coming????? ???

    • aj

      November 10, 2015 at 2:36 pm

      lmao i was just thinking the same, the pictures are quite far fetched. when will Nigerian learn that uniting will help solve its problems. We don’t another Syria, Libya etc…..

  7. A word is enough

    November 10, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    The Buhari administration should handle this Biafra movement very wisely: he should remember how a small group of people became a monster that has for many years been terrorising northern Nigeria and from Nigeria, neighbouring countries, becoming a force that global world leaders have to travel and meet to have high level meetings over and send troops and weaponry to fight, and it all was sparked off by security agencies’ maltreatment and then killing of their leader i.e. boko haram.

  8. Bruness

    November 10, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Clearly it’s people with nothing @ stake that will spend a whole day demonstrating and daring soldiers with guns. Conditions for bail has been stated why doesn’t anyone want to go and bail Nnamdi. Why isn’t his family members saying anything? Please Government should please handle this carefully lest this blows up in our face.

    • Thatgidigirl

      November 10, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      Because his family is in uk, the idiot himself is a uk citizen as well. And these lunatics are here daring the police with life ammo because of him….Kai! Now I miss military regime one kind.

    • Iris

      November 10, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      That’s what annoys me. Watch him appeal to his UK govt and disappear while these ones are trying to die on top his matter with no exit passport.

  9. Lol

    November 10, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    You haven’t eaten yet you are protesting, shouldn’t you be hustling for how to put food on your table.
    This is so politically funded oluwa is involved sha.

  10. Esther Vikthur

    November 10, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Buhari should act like a military man that he is and get the military to take care of this animals – since they have decided to be animals, they should be given animalistic treatment

    • anita

      November 10, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      U just commented like an animal,so dts ur only way of solvin dis Mtchewwwwww

    • christopher

      November 10, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      the use of military is not a solution to this crisis it will only make matters worse,

    • Idomagirl

      November 10, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      I disagree. A heavy handed approach and use of violence will further escalate tensions and give these people legitimacy. It was excessive force that made BH far worse than it was.

  11. chi-e-z

    November 10, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Yankulu Ya unu

  12. sugarvie

    November 10, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    The present administration should handle the situation with maturity…. If the radio Biafra man has done nothing legally wrong, they should release him and let’s rest abeg


  13. Debby Dibs

    November 10, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    People are being shot at and their fellow country men are calling them animals…When did it become a crime to express a desire for self-determination in a peaceful way in a democracy? In a civil society, would this not be the impetus for negotiating the structure of the country? Have we not already had these conversations in the Sovereign National Conference, the findings of which have been discarded by this new government that has done NOTHING since May?! PMB tread softly….before genocide stares you in the face.

  14. mrs chidukane

    November 10, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Mehn I saw them yesterday oh. It was not funny. School children were sent home, businesses closed. Majority are not in support. It’s just so foolish that someone that lives abroad with his family will brainwash you and you’re willing to die for him. I always ask how many family members Ojukwu lost during the war? After these people have sacrificed their lives and achieved their aim (I doubt they will) Nnamdi will come like a conquering hero to rule and enrich himself. What a pity. Illiteracy and lack of critical thinking has really let our people down.

  15. concerned9ja

    November 10, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    N.Kalu has a British passport and by his own words not a Nigerian citizen…they should have just jeje put him back on the next plane to London in other words deport him simples!!…
    But they allowed this get out of hand by arresting him and now all this uneccesary publicity…
    As someone rightly said all sponsored by some invisible agitated moneybags
    Once some tribe wins some other tribe gat to stroke the flames of discord

    • Bola

      November 10, 2015 at 5:33 pm

      He is also a Nigetian citizen so he can’t be deported. Even if they didn’t arrest him his plan was still to come to Nigeria and start these protests.

  16. KK

    November 10, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    I do not think that the protesters know the implication of this their action. Have they experienced war before? Have their parents or grandparents told them stories about war? Or have they read about it or see pictures on the web? Were they just brain washed to carry placards? The Biafra war of 1967 was not a good sight. Am Igbo and still trying to understand the ideology behind the action of these Biafran protesters. What do you guys want? We are praying for unity of Nigeria not division. Please my Igbo brothers and sisters, let us discourage this.

    • uchenna

      November 10, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      I do not think you understand how this protest began. The agitators want their man – nnamdi to be released, after granting him bail, bail condition has been met. the question should be, why is he still being held. This is democracy not autocracy. the govt has the option of taking him to court.

  17. liz

    November 10, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Witnessed the protest myself and from what I saw these people are not jobless. The FGN better do something fast as this is getting out of control. Nnamdi knew he was going to be arrested once he gets to Nigeria and knew what the outcome will be yet our security operatives fell right into the trap. As we speak the major roads in PHC are blocked and offices shut down. Something has to be done really fast before the situation deteriorates any further.

  18. Broken record

    November 10, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Nnamdi Kanu is the animal by all standards. He’s said he’s not a citizen of Nigerian, he’s family is abroad, yet he has been on about “nothing”, instigating negative ideas and brainwashing the “mumu”People who have refused to be reasonable, how can someone in the UK & US under the “mumu” guise of “IPOB” send you to protest @ the expense of your safety & freedom eh! ? … where is his family? Son, daughter & wife eh? Can’t they be @ the helm of these protests? Mba nu’! they are in “ala bekee” or obodo oyibo”, chilling & eating solicited monies from the “mumu” people. Mtcheeeeew! Anu ‘ofia! . They should gather round and bail there “mumu oga “. Please we need peace in this country, and how to survive and improve as a nation. Biafra lost @ the civil war, yet “No victor no Vanquish” was declared. Wetin come be there own again. So every tribe should start agitation for a sovereign state abi?……not necessary #Nobiafara #Onenigeria…Ndewo! my people.

  19. coke

    November 10, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    This menace must end, and on time too.

    The should shoot them all.

  20. Issacar

    November 10, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    I remember some days before the results of presidential elections, I had a dream. I saw a country and some voice told me “this is Nigeria” (I’m not nigerian,I’m an african lady living in europe). It was dark and militaries were everwhere. The daughter of a prominent political figure was kidnapped. The news alone caused pandemonium. I saw a white banner in the street with this message: THE PROPHETIC TARIBA HAS JUST STARTED.
    End of my dream. I don’t know what tariba means. But the atmosphere was so dark,it wasn’t a good feeling. Instead of arguing, insulting people on blogs, you should be very prayerful. My country is not better because we have a situation waiting to explode as well. It’s an african problem. Tribalism, bad governance, greed from selfish politicians, illiteracy= bad combo. May God help us. The real change will take place after the storm. A wake up call is necessary. Those politicians are not ready to change. They will play politricks and act like they see nothing until the situation gets overwhelming. Just pray for the blood of Jesus to cover your families. Seek God to understand times and seasons like the sons of Issacar. Don’t just follow the crowd. Peace!

  21. Klicks

    November 11, 2015 at 6:48 am

    Love you for this

  22. Ama

    November 11, 2015 at 8:03 am

    i’m Igbo, but I do not stand for this barbaric act so I say NO to Biafra & YES to peace & Unity!!!! (All Igbos who are against this should go out on any social network & condemn this act, I trust when thousands of Igbos start to speak against them they will know they have no strength in numbers.. #Igbogirl#notobiafra#

  23. olamide

    November 11, 2015 at 9:04 am

    All i have done is to read comments.

  24. Lady

    November 12, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Someone should start a Pro Nigeria Peaceful Walk.

  25. halia

    November 14, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    After the civil war that almost destroyed and tore us apart what makes them think they still deserve their own country?! We have proven together we are stronger as a nation: Colonization, fighting for independence, now one of Africa’s leaders. Unified we are the giant. Our diversity as nigerians within one country and making it work is what makes Naija, Naija. The rest of the tribes in young Nigeria knew this during the civil Biafran war at the time and fought to death. This is 2015 going on 16 , its time to evolve. #OneNaija??

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