Again, pro-Bi­afra group at­tempts to take over Enugu Govt House

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Tony Adibe (Enugu), Jude Aguguo Owua­manam (Ow­erri) & Nabob Og­bonna (Abaka­liki)

Again, mem­bers of a proBi­afra group, Bi­afra Zion­ists Fed­er­a­tion (BZF) yes­ter­day made an­other at­tempt to take over the Enugu Govern­ment House and de­clare the in­de­pen­dent State of Bi­afra.

Daily Trust re­calls that the same group, then known as Bi­afra Zion­ist Move­ment (BZM), made the same at­tempt dur­ing the ad­min­is­tra­tion of Gover­nor Sul­li­van Chime but were rounded up and taken away by se­cu­rity forces. A po­lice re­port­edly lost his life in the in­ci­dent which oc­curred in the premises of the state govern­ment-owned Enugu State Broad­cast­ing Ser­vice (ESBS) in the In­de­pen­dence Lay­out, Enugu.

The BZF mem­bers led by their self-made Pres­i­dent, Ben­jamin On­wuka, marched to the Govern­ment House as early as 7 am, bran­dish­ing Bi­afra flags. They were said to have moved from the pop­u­lar Bissalla Road axis to the Lion Build­ing.

State po­lice spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu con­firmed the in­ci­dent but did not give de­tails.

The group had ear­lier vowed to be at the Govern­ment House to de­clare the Repub­lic of Bi­afra.

Mean­while, the sit at home or­der by IPOB flopped in Ebonyi and par­tially ob­served Enugu, Awka, Ow­erri and Umuahia. But there was to­tal com­pli­ance in Aba and Onit­sha.

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