TRAGEDY!!! One shot dead as IPOB members protest in Onitsha .. See Photo

Report gathered that supporters of the Director of Radio Biafra and leader of the indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Friday, grounded commercial and vehicular activities in Onitsha, the commercial nerve centre of Anambra State, in a bid to call for the immediate release of their leader, who is still reportedly being detained by the Department of State Services, DSS.

Motorists and commuters who were said to be leaving and entering the south-east, through the River Niger Bridge, in Onitsha, this morning, were held to standstill for over six hours, as members of IPOB in their thousands, barricaded the entry and exit routes of the Head Bridge.

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Markets in Onitsha and its environs were all shot between 7am to about 2.30pm when some traders were seen loitering around their markets to see if they will be allowed to open, while some decided to go home for the day as they were also afraid that they may be attacked. It was also reported that One person was shot dead

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An eye witness, Mr. Kelechi Amaeze, who was travelling from the south-east to Lagos on Friday, told Newsmen in a phone interview that thousands of travellers, including himself, were held to standstill at the Onitsha head-bridge owing to the protest, which members of IPOB had tagged, “One Million Match.”

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Another eye-witness, who pleaded not to be named, told Newsmen that the IPOB protesters were already taking their demonstration into Asaba, the Delta State capital, but were stopped by security operatives in the state, who had already re-mobilised on getting a tip-off of the protest.

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Markets in Onitsha and its environs were all shot between 7am to about 2.30pm when some traders were seen loitering around their markets to see if they will be allowed to open, while some decided to go home for the day as they were also afraid that they may be attacked.

 

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