83 Biafrans Arrested In Yenagoa Bayelsa As ‘Million Man March’ Turns Violent

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Nov 7, 2015 – 83 Biafrans Arrested In Yenagoa Bayelsa As Million Man March Turns Violent

Nigerian police said they arrested more than 80 members of a Biafran separatist movement on Friday during one of a series of protests across the oil-rich southeast against the detention of the group’s leader.

The 78 men and five women were detained in a motorpark in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa state, “because they want to foment troubles and unleash mayhem” said Bayelsa police spokesman Anisim Butswat.

Witnesses reported other rallies in at least four other areas, and one activist said police fired tear gas at marchers from Imo state walking to Bayelsa state border, though there was no independent confirmation.

Secessionist feeling has continued to simmer in the region since the Biafra separatist rebellion tipped the country into a 1967-70 civil war that killed an estimated 1 million people.

The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra group called for a “million man march” on Friday after their leader Nnamdi Kanu was arrested in Nigeria on charges relating to broadcasts by his Radio Biafra station.

It was not immediately clear if the group had attracted anywhere near that number of people onto the streets.

[National Mirror]

12 thoughts on “83 Biafrans Arrested In Yenagoa Bayelsa As ‘Million Man March’ Turns Violent

  1. THIS REBLES ARE TOO BACKWARDS,,, THEY HAVE REFUSED TO LEARN FROM THERE WARLORD (OJUKWU) THAT RAN AWAY FROM NIGERIA WHEN THE WAR WAS TOO HOT FOR HIM. THEY ALSO REFUSED TO UNDERSTAND THAT IF WAR STARTS AGAIN THEY WOULD STILL BE THE ONE TO DIE, LASTLY THEY REFUSED TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE BRIARIAN CAN DO NOTHING REASONABLE APART FROM FORMING A CRIMINAL REPUBLIC. THEY MOSTLY HOLIGANS, FUGUTIVES AND INTERNATIONAL CRIMINALS. DISGRACE TO NIGERIA.. THEY ARE SO MANY IN THE PRISON OVER HEAR. MANY OF THEM HAVE BEEN GIVEN LIFE IN PRISONMENT… F****LS.

    • u always say here, where is the place that is only igbos in the prison, here in germany lots of ur ppl are in prison, in UK, US, many 4 master card fraud, so if ur tribes are angels, and they have been ruling 9ja since independent, why is 9ja nt a paradise coconut head, 4 ur infomation, lets pray their is no war, any gun shot, 9ja will divide, why is boko haram nt extending there bombing to south, because they know the implication,

    • I’VE READING YOUR ARTICLES AND YOU NEVER MAKE SENSE IN ANY OF THEM,AM SURE YOU ARE YORUBA. COWARDS ARE YOU GUYS.

  2. Most of them here are just looking for the opportunity to steal peoples property! Killing urselves for nothing. The rich and reasonable igbos I know are busy going about their normal business but these street urchins prefer to constitute nuisance to the society. Please arrest them all! They are bunch of idiots! Just imagine how two of them lost their precious lives in the useless protest. Their so called hero Nnamdi Kalu was busy enriching himself in the name of Biafra. If he is that serious why living in UK with ur Family why not come and start ur Biafraud here. Bicus Kalu was calling Nigeria Zoo, then all the illiterate igbos suddenly follow thus. U are calling nigeria zoo but u are using nigeria passport boldly written Federal republic of nigeria, who is fooling who. I take God beg parent living in the East please kindly call ur children to order! Make dem no go start wetin dey no go fit finish o! If u feel u are being marginalised then call the attention of the authority and express ur grievance. There are other way to achieve this instead of being violent.

  3. This is an evident that millions of Nigerian youths from every section of the nation are angry and tired of being jobless, hopeless with no meaningful future for them and their families. This is the case for these jobless Igbo youths in Bayelsa state (non-Igbo) state calling for Biafra state that had existed and died far before they were born. They are hiding behind Biafra in order to voice their anger toward our corrupt politicians that hAve looted the country and many states to bankrupcy for their selfish interests. The is the same situation in the Northeast Nigeria where thousands of jobless, naive and uneducated youths have been brainwashed and recruited to kill their fellow Muslims and Non Muslim alike in the nAmerican ofor twenty virgins in hell. The main reason for Boko Haram is that the leaders and past governors of this area have neglected their youths for so long. An hungry man is an angry man, and they can do and undo anything evil because they have nothing to lose. I believe that if the like of dumb people like Mr. NNAMDI Kanu and the rest of his disciples truly want Biafra state without any act of volence, they can adopt my formula to actualize their dreams without any blood baths. What they should do is to advise or call for all Ndigbo people occupying other people’s lands in the North, Southwest and southsouth to migrate back home in large number to develop their five states. If all the Ndigbo people living and doing businesses in Lagos, Ogun, Kogi, Oyo,Ekiti, Ondo, OSUN, Delta, River state, Edo, Kano, Niger, Kwara, Kaduna, Bayelsa, Delta, Plateun, Kano and all other non Igbo states move back home, in 3 to 5 years, they will have their Biafra state. How? This step will surely force other Non Igbo people to vacate Northeast to other parts of Nigeria. The Ndigbo will have their economy and political will to form Biafra among themselves. In as much as the good Ndigbo people are still living in all states of the federation, no one will take their call for Biafra state seriously. The Ndigbo people should not be fooled to think or imagined that the Southsouth people will fellow them to become Biafra. They should remember that this was part of Colonel Emeka Ojukwu plan before the creation of Biafra state in the 60s, to have control over the nation’s oil wealth. My smart Ndigbo people, this is 2015 and not 1965 anymore. There is no more monkeys at the Idanre Hill in Ondo state. Think and look before you follow.

  4. Have NEVER make comments on this forum, all i do is read the news headlines and stories to get myself updated as to whts going on…..But i have to be honest only person excite me when it comes to making a constructive comments and tht person is OMOKEHINDE… sis or bro (Dont knw if u r male or female) i am ur best fan in the world, wen everyone kept critisicing and writting rubbish comments yours are always on point….TRUST me i learn alot from your constructive writting, anytime you make a comment reagrding any headlines i always make sure i read urs and move to the nxt page cos mst ppl jst write on this forume without knwing the real fact or probably jst bored…Your comments r always very long to jst let u knw i knw how much comments u write but they absolutely on point always…Proud to read from you OMOKEHINDE…..Keep it up…[email protected]

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