Saturday, June 19, 2021

Protest in Enugu over Buhari’s planned visit


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Massive protests broke out in Enugu over planned visit by President Muhammadu Buhari to the city for an economic and security summit alongside former president, Olusegun Obasanjo.

Hundreds of youths hoisting Biafra flags and chanting anti-government slogans took to the streets on Thursday to express disapproval of the visit.

There is no report of violence as at the time of filing this report.

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Earlier in the week, members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) issued a warning to the president not to visit “any part of Biafraland”.

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IPOB, whose leader Nnamdi Kanu is currently in detention, said it would stage protest in the state to show its displeasure over the continued detention of its leader.

“From the foregoing, it is crystal clear that Buhari is not welcome in Biafra land because his coming is tantamount to biting off our nose to spite our face,” IPOB said in a statement.

“Therefore, we warn Muhammadu Buhari to stay away from Biafra land to avoid unpleasant consequences on him and those inviting him. To be forewarned is to be forearmed.”

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