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9 Killed During Pro-Biafra Protests in Anambra

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The Joint Military Task Force (JTF) on Wednesday killed nine pro-Biafra protesters and injured 18 in Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State, Vanguard reports.

Here are details of the incident as reported by the publication:

Irked by the stubborn disposition of the pro- Biafra agitators, who blocked the Niger Bridge Head and refused to give way to motorists, the JTF comprising Army, Navy, Police and Civil Defence troops, yesterday  afternoon, opened fire at protesting members of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and  Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB.

Five people were killed  at Niger Bridge Head while three were killed at Obodoukwu Road. A suya(barbecue meat) seller said to have been hit by a stray bullet died instantly. The protesters were having a peaceful procession across South East states and had vowed to continue their blockage of the bridge for three days until detained Director of Radio Biafra,  Nnamdi Kanu is released.

Miscreants, on hearing that some people had been shot dead by the JTF, started another protest, marched to the Central mosque near Onitsha Main Market and set it ablaze. A Hilux pick-up van with Federal Government number plate was also burnt when the JTF held motorists and commuters hostage at Upper Iweka.

Photo Credit: Vanguard

14 Comments

  1. Chynwa

    December 3, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Can this people freaking stop already?!!!! Shey till dey start another civil war abi? Dear Lord, please give wisdom and willpower to this JTF people to settle this ish in the best way. how much more bloodshed till ds nation rests? *sobs

    • Ngozi

      December 3, 2015 at 11:19 am

      abeg there is not peaceful about protesters holding sticks, singing songs that Nigeria must burn, blocking bridges and infringing on the rights of movement of other citizens. they are a bunch of miscreants!

  2. mrs chidukane

    December 3, 2015 at 10:34 am

    These people are biting off more than they can chew. Blocking the head bridge doesn’t affect the Nigerian economy in any way so I don’t know why they think it’s an awesome bargaining tool. It just shows how unintelligent they are. Getting yourself killed because of Nnamdi Kanu is very foolish as well seeing as his family members are very safe where they are. Over ninety percent of the people who use that bridge are Igbo so in effect you’re causing hardship to your brother. They’re just going to succeed in making this christmas dry because many people will stay away as they’re not sure of the security situation.

  3. Cynthia

    December 3, 2015 at 10:36 am

    They also burned Dangote’s Trunks, destroyed all the Hausa men’s Kiosks. They even passed my peaceful neighbourhood holding sticks, knives and other weapons chanting war songs.
    They should be called to order biko cos this is gradually getting out of hand. Dunno if they are seeking for Independence or Tribal War.

  4. Rafaella

    December 3, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Heard a little school girl was killed by a stray bullet too. Gosh! This is too much pls. Enough of this protest already. Never witnessed any of the wars but I was told stories of it and I’m still terrified whenever I remember it.
    Those protesting should ask themselves this question: Should this lead to war, who are those to suffer for it? The masses of course cos the rich won’t be affected in anyway when they have their Private Jets always ready to move away. Y’all lock up your shops where you earn a living just to protest, please to whose detriment? Kids won’t go to school because of protest. Nawao
    MAKE UNA APPLY SMALL SENSE NA!!! I better be a coward and remain indoors than commit suicide. To all those that were killed by stray bullets, RIP.

  5. La Vie

    December 3, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    I saw this coming, killing in small numbers before it turns into something uncontrollable which is exactly what Nnamdi Kanu wants, I love Igbos cos they are so wise and are calculating but this guy is using that same tactic against his kinsmen. He has succeeded in brainwashing some of our fellow Nigerians all in the name of getting themselves a new country and stuff. He has asked them to pay 1k for registration or whatever and 10k for the new passport, what authority in the world would honour such a passport that has no Nigerian emblem or anything that says Nigerian. He told them to tear their Nigerian passports while he has his kept somewhere or how else does he travel outside the country if he does not have a valid NIGERIAN PASSPORT? My Igbo wise brethren, please wisen up this guy wants to make loads of money off you which he has started already.
    Before you let go of your life and all that you own, ASK questions, watch his meeting with the Igbos in diaspora (America) they asked questions,loads of it and at the end they did not comply because they know for a fact no TRIBE can stand along in this great country Nigeria.

    God bless us all as we apply wisdom, RIP to the innocent souls lost in this confusion.
    Apologies for the epistle.

  6. Miss Grace

    December 3, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    …Hmmm……so sad….these people are so blinded by hatred and anger that they do not know that come what may they will be at the receiving end. An area thats so underdeveloped……the little amenities there will be destroyed to prove what?…..that you mean business?…

    I dey laugh in Spanish……Ile ni apoti n joko de idi.
    With all the uprisings, terrorist attacks in the north, its now some demented people think they can use violence to get what they want.?…..

    Abeg anyone wey no get sense, wey ready to die,wey wan fight should go ahead and fight for the Biafra cause……..after death…….you meet baba God or begin to dine with the devil in hell.
    Please keep it up…keep protesting, keep shedding your bloods.
    Any non-indigenes in that area had better start leaving that area one by one…..go home o.

  7. ivorye

    December 3, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    you better do your research before you write, no eastern state is underdeveloped. not even my small in village in Aguata, Anambra state,

    • temi

      December 4, 2015 at 7:20 am

      I serve in the east ayamelum,,Anambra to be precise. Let me tell you this,theplace is so far from development o.No light light the whole local government. The place is a typical village like to ones we see in nollywood movies.

    • temi

      December 4, 2015 at 7:24 am

      So many typos…pls ignore the typos

  8. ATL's finest

    December 3, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    So with all this going on, are folks still planning to go back home for Christmas??? I just don’t understand what’s wrong with these folks. Very soon, folks wouldn’t only be running Away from Boko haram, they will be running from these knuckle heads. 2015 is almost over y’all need to calm down & stop the KILLING.

  9. Olayemi

    December 3, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Anyone that dies for Nnamdi dies for his/her family’s pocket. Rubbish. You people haven’t learnt. Your former agitator did this years back, escaped and eventually married a beauty queen after millions of his people died. You want to ruin your life because of someone that doesn’t care and his family is safely tucked somewhere. Please go ahead, coconut.

  10. Aproko

    December 3, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Biafra…. Call back ur people all over Nigeria since u now av the facility to provide for them all… At least someone just mentioned that even his village is developed. (sure he doesn’t know what it means to b ‘developed’). Then u can start ur protest all over again… Signed a peaceful igbo.. Fools

  11. obidike Ajuluchuku

    December 17, 2015 at 3:03 am

    Terrorism is an insurgent organization whose goal is to take over a nation or part of said nation. Boko Haram is such an organization. Nnamdi Kanu represents an organization that calls for the restoration of a nation known as “Biafra”. A sovereign nation lost in a war purpertuated by a foreign country “Britain”. He is not a terrorist. The terrorists are those who are in violation of a citizen of a sovereign nation without due process. A citizen who has done nothing more than to freely express his opinion. Freedom of speech is not an incitement of terrorism. The nation nigeria should focus on the conflict in kano. The Muslim movement, boko haram and the captured caliphate of Borno state, Yobe state and Adamawa state. Including the 36 captured local government area.

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