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IPOD seeks release of members

By Nwabueze Okonkwo

ONITSHA—Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB have called on the Inspector-General of Police, IGP to urgently direct Anambra state police command to release all its members arrested yesterday in Awka, Anambra state during their protest against the arrest and detention of its Director, Nnamdi Kanu.

The state Coordinator of IPOB, Ikechukwu Okoye who made the call in a telephone chat with newsmen shortly after they were dispersed by security agencies along the Enugu/Onitsha expressway, said they were only doing a peaceful protest for the illegal detention of their boss when the policemen swooped on them and arrested more than 20 of their members, mostly women.

Okoye alleged that while trying to effect the arrests, the policemen shot and injured about five women, including a nursing mother with a six month old baby who were also detained in the police custody.

Also speaking, another prominent member of IPOB, Emma Powerful, called on the international community to come to their rescue before the Nigerian government exterminates all the Biafran citizens for just seeking self determination.



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