BY FRANCIS IGATA
ENUGU Hundreds of Pro-Biafra supporters stormed Enugu metropolis at the wee hours of Sunday, protesting the continued detention of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and demanding urgent recognition of the Sovereign State of Biafra.
This came as Nnamdi Kanu,Director, Radio Biafra was arrested and arraigned secretly at the Magistrate Court,Wuse 11,Abuja by the Department of State Security Services,DSS, but was later granted bail on October 19.
The protesters clad in Biafra red and black colours, marched through major streets of Enugu metropolis chanting anti-Federal Government slogans insisted that the DSS should quickly release Nnamdi following the fulfillment of his stringent bail conditions by his Lawyer,Mr. Vincent Obetta.
They were however peaceful as motorists were allowed to ply without any confrontation.
In a text message to Vanguard from the factional Director of Information,Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra,MASSOB,Mr. Uchenna Madu,”we are in full support of the ongoing massive demonstration against the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu by DSS.
“Our factional members are part of the ground breaking protest and will continue with IPOB till our demand for Nnamdi Kanu’s release is achieved. For the sake of Biafra love for our fatherland and the spirit of brotherhood,MASSOB shall continue to identify with genuine,selfless Biafra agitation as showcased with Nnamdi Kanu.
“We warn the Federal Government to immediately release Nnamdi now or before Wednesday or face a severe action that will bring Nigeria to her knees. Ndigbo,South-south geopolitical zone are more wiser,united and hungry for Biafra now. Only some few disgruntled elements and Abuja errand boys from eastern region are always against Biafra.
“MASSOB shall hold Igbo Governors,National Assembly members,traditional rulers and opinion leaders responsible if Nnamdi Kanu is not released coming week. Continued detention of Nnamdi will worsen the already fragile security situation in Nigeria. MASSOB,IPOD and other genuine group are now ready to unleash the potency of non violence which includes civil disobedience,civil unrest,non cooperation,massive boycott,as was done during the emancipation struggle of Ghandi of India and Martin Luther King Jnr”