The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) yesterday demanded the release of its members allegedly arrested by the police in Akwa Ibom State on Wednesday.The group, in a statement signed by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, in Enugu yesterday, said that 122 of its members, including a three-year-old child, were arrested by the police and Department of State Services (DSS) officials during a peaceful gathering in the state.
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He said that no amount of arrest would deter the harmless members from continuing with their peaceful agitation for the realisation of Biafra republic.
“Our people were abducted in the state of Akwa Ibom because of the unity flowing in the whole of Biafraland. We are aware that our people were arrested to stop them from strategising to drive home the demand for Biafra referendum in Akwa Ibom, which is targeted to become a reality by the last quarter or end of this year,” he said.(The Guardian)