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Bloody Protest: Nine Dead, 8 Injured as Taskforce Open Fire on BIAFRA Agitators in Onitsha



In what could be termed a peaceful protest embarked upon by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), against the continued detention of the Radio Biafra Director, Mr. Nnamdi Kalu, on Tuesday, turned bloody at about 1.30 am, early hours on Wednesday, after an encounter involving the protesters and the Joint Military Task force comprising of the Nigeria Army, Navy, Police and Civil Defense.

The Joint Military Taskforce had gone to disperse the protesters who had earlier vowed to continue blockade of the bridge for three days until Kanu is released, when the incident occured.

The encounter left about nine people dead, five at Niger Bridge Head, three at Obodoukwu Road, a Suya meat seller said to have been hit by stray bullet who died on the spot.

Miscreants on hearing that some people have been shot dead by the joint Military taskforce went into another protest, marched to the Central mosque, near Onitsha Main Market and set it on fire, while an Hilux Pick Up van with federal Government number was also burnt.