Friday, 18 December 2015 06:11

BLOODY THURSDAY! 5 Killed, 7 Injured As Pro-Biafra Agitators Clash With JTF In Onitsha

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No fewer than five people were, yesterday, killed at the Niger Bridge Head, while seven others sustained varying degrees of injuries when members of the Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, and Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, clashed with Joint Task Force, JTF, comprising the Army and the Police, which mounted road block at the Niger Head Bridge.

Four of the victims shot dead were members of both IPOB and MASSOB, while one person is said to be a soldier, who was grabbed by the mob, angry with the way soldiers opened fire on the jubilating crowd, According to the leader of MASSOB, Mr. Uchenna Madu said the news of the release of leader of IPOB and radio Biafra Director, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu prompted them to take their dance and celebration to Chukwemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu plaque at the Niger Bridge Head before the soldiers, who mounted a road-block there, opened fire on the dancing protesters and killed four. Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja had yesterday ordered the Department of State Security Service to release Kanu who had been incarcerated for more than 90 days, immediately.

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