The Police in Abia on Tuesday said four pro-Biafra activists arrested during the celebration of Biafra Day on Monday in Umuahia would be charged to court.
The Command’s Spokesman, Ezekiel Onyeke, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia that the suspects would be arraigned on Wednesday.
“Those arrested were in Umuahia and no arrest was made in Aba but l cannot ascertain the charge levelled against them. The charge sheet will be made available in court. The activists will be transferred from the Central Police Station, where they were detained, to Zone 9 Command, Umuahia.
The zonal command had been handling similar Biafran cases and the zonal legal department will prepare the charge against them. This command will no longer treat the activities of the group with ‘kid gloves’ because you cannot have another sovereign state in a sovereign country,” he said.
Onyeke warned that the command would henceforth clampdown on any group that threatened the peace in any part of the state.
NAN reports that pro-Biafra agitators converged on the popular city centre, Isi-gate, on Monday for a prayer session to commemorate the declaration of the defunct republic.
They were dispersed by a detachment of armed police men with teargas, which led to stampede and arrest of some members of the group.