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Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Biafra Protests In Onitsha, Anambra state: Live Report

More casualties and more destruction the Biafra protests currently ongoing in Onitsha, the commercial, cultural and religious centre of Anambra state, have brought today, December 2, 2015.
Arinze Esomnofu, Naij.com columnist and freelance reporter, provides live photos directly from the scene.
Another pro-Biafran protester was allegedly killed by the Nigerian Navy personnel deployed to the place of the ongoing unrest, contributing to the chain of killings as the protests are gathering pace. The victim was identified by Mr Esomnofu as Nkiruka Anthonia Ikeanyionwu, a 21-year old student of the Fedral College of Education UMUNZE from Adazi-Nnukwu, Anambra state.
A pro-Biafran protester allegedly killed by the Nigerian Navy personnel during the protests in Onitsha, Anambra state today, December 2, 2015
The victim was identified by Mr Esomnofu as Nkiruka Anthonia Ikeanyionwu, a 21-year old student of the Fedral College of Education UMUNZE from Adazi-Nnukwu, Anambra state.
In the words of the witnesses the pro-Biafran protesters invaded the streets of the city yelling in unison: “Release Nnamdi Kanu or we all die“. The ongoing unrest is accompanied by destruction of buildings and vehicles, the people sustain injures of different severity levels.
Pro-Biafran protesters on the streets of Onitsha, Anambra state. December 2, 2015
Children running away from the protest-hit streets in Onitsha, Anambra state. December 2, 2015
Truck set ablaze on the streets of Onitsha, Anambra state. December 2, 2015
A man undergoing medical treatment after being caught by a stray bullet. Onitsha, Anambra state, December 2, 2015
Witnesses caught the Onitsha central mosque enveiled by smoke on camera. The photo depicts fire on the premises of the mosuqe, however, it is not immediately clear if the building itself is on fire. A social media user, who submitted the photo to Naij.com, claimed it was set ablaze by the IPOB/MASSOB members.
Onitsha central mosque allegedly set ablaze by the pro-Biafran protesters. December 2, 2015
The encounter left about nine people dead: five at Niger Bridge Head, three at Obodoukwu Road; and a Suya meat seller, who died instantly after having been allegedly hit by a stray bullet, Vanguard reports.

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