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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Breaking: IPOB Police, and Army clashed in Anambra

There was fracas between the Indigenous People of Biafra, the Nigerian Police Force and the Nigerian Army today at Ekwulobia, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra state. At least one person was feared dead in the crisis.

The IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu had planned to visit the area to continue his campaign for "No election in Anambra state come November 18, 2017. However, the security operatives consisting of the men of Nigerian Army and Nigerian Police were loaded to the area in about 14 trucks to prevent break down of law by the IPOB members.

The members of the IPOB were said to be singing and chanting Biafra songs, trading Biafra tagged materials including flags, shirts, caps, and other items with Biafra inscriptions. The security operatives seized the materials and burnt them at the scene which erupted angrily from within the IPOB members. The security operatives then tear gassed the crowd to disperse them.

An account alleged that one person was feared dead which was denied by the Anambra State Police Public Relation Officer, Nkeiruka Nwode. 

She insisted that there was nothing like "death" saying "A complaint was received by the Police that there were some people gathering and blocking on the road at Central School, Ekwulobia in Aguata LGA. The Police and other security operatives went to the scene to dispersed and cleared the road peacefully without any crisis.

She stated that normalcy has since been restored to the area with business and people's daily activities going on smoothly.

Investigating revealed that Kanu had not yet visited the area has been scheduled.     

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