Commercial activities were on Friday grounded in Onitsha, Anambra state and its environs by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB who were protesting the continued detention of their leader Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. One person was shut dead in the protest. Markets and shops in Onitsha and its environs were all shut between 7am to about 2.30pm.
The IPOB members numbering over 30,000 were earlier seen gathered at Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu Statue by Niger Bridge Head, also known as Odumegwu Ojukwu Gateway, Niger Bridge Head Onitsha chanting and dancing Pro Ojukwu and Biafran songs, from where they marched peacefully down to Upper Iweka Flyover. The protest was largely peaceful as there were no information of any clash between the Police and the protesting IPOB members, until around 2.30 pm when it was gathered that one person was shot at the Ochanja Roundabout by the police.