Biafra: Task Force Shoots IPOB Protesters, 9 Dead and 8 Injured

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Biafra: Task Force Shoots IPOB Protesters, 9 Dead and 8 Injured

The hitherto peaceful protest being staged by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) appears to have turned bloody as members of the task force made up of the Army, Navy, Police and Civil Defense shot at protesters, killing about nine persons and leaving over 8 injured.

This incident is reported to have occurred at about 1:30am when the taskforce could not dislodge the protesters from the bridge head where they had staged a blockade. According to reports, the protesters had blocked the entrance to the bridge causing a total standstill of vehicular movement.

This latest development appears to be another goof by the government who caused the escalation of this protest when they arrested Nnamdi Kanu the leader of IPOB. Shooting at and killing protesters is a recipe for taking the protest to another more dangerous level.

A Victim, Nkiruka Anthonia Ikeanyionwu From Adazi Nnukwu Anambra state

A Victim, Nkiruka Anthonia Ikeanyionwu From Adazi Nnukwu Anambra state

There are reports that following the killings by the taskforce, another protest erupted which led to the  burning of the central Mosque close to Onitsha Main market. It is also reported that a Hilux truck with  FG number was also burnt.

IPOB and MASSOb have since come out to deny any involvement with the burnings. For a protest that has largely been peaceful despite the massive turnout, members of IPOB and MASSOB can deny the burnings.

There were rumours from some quarters last week that there were moves by the government to have agents infiltrate the protest so as to make it violent. The thought is that if the protest turns violent, it will give the government the justification to attempt to squash the protest by force.

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Afolayan Ayo Justice
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I know why u biafrans want to enter into the agitation is cos u were not born or u were very small wen ur father ojukwu started it in 1967 hence u dont know what a civil war is all about. Go ahead,after many lives might have wasted,u will suffer much cos for a nation to be built nt a small task and where is d resources to do this cos river state,cross river,delta,bayelsa and other oil rich states will nt follow u that u will have their resources to rebuild ur nation

Ibrahim Hashim
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Gud 1

Chinonso Nonny Akabueze
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Nigeria we are not fools. U will soon hear from us

Hillary Eze
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Biafra we stand no more goin back

Tobechukwu Moses
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MY FELLOW BIAFRA IF WE ARE NOT READY FOR WAR LET US JOIN THE ZOO BUT IF WE ARE READY LET START OUR OWN KILLING BECAUSE ALL THIS KILLING OF INNOCENT PEOPLE IN THE NAME OF PEACEFUL PROTEST IS TOO MUCH

Nganwuchu Ezinna
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all of u that re talking rubbish about Biafra, re u guys really justifying buhari’s selfish actions? hmmm…. this is why this country can NEVER be one….. nobody is bold to say the truth…. tell me why buhari should still keep Namdi Kanu even after the court has granted him bail? gosh! BIAFRANS MUST GO….. May the spirit of BIAFRA go after those that re against her ppl….. ISE ISEE ISEEEE!!!

Humble Justice Chukwudi
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God will purnish u@prince

Ayanlade Nafiu
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this Biafra is going one by one like a chicken

Festus Obiokpor
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These are the reasons why Nnandi kanu said Nigeria is zoo, no Democratic country in the world, where there is no protest, why Nigeria is different. That sign of illiteracy , started from No.1 citizen.

Chukwu Ikenna
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nigeria my foot! I will do anything to destroy it since it has brought nothing but pains and sorrow to my people. Go and tell nigeria that BIAFRA is an idealogy thus undefected.

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