Bi­afra: Pro­test­ers ground Rivers

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Vic­tor Edozie, Port Har­court

Hun­dreds of pro­test­ers sym­pa­thetic to the Bi­afran cause yes­ter­day paral­ysed com­mer­cial ac­tiv­i­ties in Port Har­court.

The flag wav­ing and plac­ard car­ry­ing pro­test­ers were protest­ing the con­tin­ued de­ten­tion of Nnamdi Kanu, the pro­pri­etor of Ra­dio Baifra, who was ar­rested and de­tained in Lagos.

The pro­test­ers com­pris­ing young men and women had early in the morn­ing bar­ri­caded the busy Aba/ Port Har­court road for hours thereby mak­ing ve­hic­u­lar move­ment dif­fi­cult.

Mo­torists that ply the Aba/Port Har­court had to take an al­ter­na­tive route to es­cape the wa­ter­tight traf­fic grid luck. It took the in­ter­ven­tion of the com­bined team of po­lice and army to dis­patch the pro­test­ers who were head­ing to Rivers State Gov­ern­ment House to sub­mit their protest let­ter to the State Gover­nor, Nye­som Wike.

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Mem­bers of a group protest over the Di­rec­tor of Ra­dio Bi­afra, Mazi Nnamdi Kalu’s ar­rest in Port Har­court yes­ter­day.

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