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The solidarity rally by the indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, for new US President, Donald Trump in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State has turned violent.

Media and Publicity ‎secretary of IPOB, Mr. Emma Powerful, in a short message he sent to newsmen alleged that no fewer than 11 members of the pro-Biafra group have been shot dead by security operatives.

“They have attacked our people; 11 have been confirmed dead, many others have bullet wounds”, he claimed in the statement.

He alleged that the attack was carried out by the police, the army and the Department of State Services, beside First Artillery junction, Port-Hacourt.

The IPOB spokesman had earlier in a statement he issued on Friday morning, raised the alarm over what he called, ‎”the barbaric plans by the Nigeria security agencies against the recent TRUMP solidarity rally in Igweocha Port-Harcourt River state today, 20th January 2017.”
“The Nigeria security agencies, especially the DSS have perfected plans to share some weapons/guns to unscrupulous elements in the society to join the peaceful solidarity rally for TRUMP today in order to create problem within the crowd.

“IPOB is a peaceful organization that have no guns or weapons but Nigeria government and her security agencies especially the DSS have shared destructive objects to kill people in Igweocha River state today.

“‎We are calling on international community, men and women of good conscience around the world to note this because IPOB is peaceful and if anything happens, Nigeria government led by Muhammadu Buhari and the security agencies, especially the DSS should be held responsible,” he had claimed.

However, when contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, of the Rivers State Police Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, described the reported killing as false.

He said to the best of his knowledge, there was no casualty as the police did not use force but merely employed minimal action, which involved the use of tear gas.

He added that the situation had been brought under control and that everybody was now going about their normal businesses.

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  1. Let Donald Trump come and save them, and and represent them in the court,nonsense and useless set of human beings,I am an Igbo man but I don't like the way our people behaves some times,they lack direction in what they are doing.

    1. If they where not violent why kill them? 11 peaceful people

    2. 1. You are not an Igbo man
      2. Why will their our peaceful solidarity rally be different? The women who protested in Abuja for the arrest of Government Fayose were not shot. The ones in support of Buhari were not shot either. Fellow Igbo man are still there.
      Government was properly notified before the rally.....
      Can we ever allow people to express themselves in this country?
      Bros you are not Igbo and will never be

  2. See these yeye Yanmiri set of people. Waiting be Trump business on this matter? All of una no get brain. Army go kill all of una finished.

  3. They are just lying to attract international attention. Let them show pictures of those killed and the names.

  4. I pity this country called Nigeria. Even d citizens are d most stupid set of humans on planet earth. Army killed fellow Nigerians on a peaceful rally and all u could say is they should be killed. Well it may be iPob today then tomorrow it could be school teachers. We have no value for human lives anymore in that country. Thank God I have escaped.

    1. My anonymous! These useless Northerners no get value for human lives. This MUMU, Clueless, confused govt is just playing into the hands of these IPOBs.

  5. These are the most foolish set of human being I had ever come across in my entire life. American people are busy swearing in their President you are here protesting or rallying. What a shameless set of mumu. And imagine monkey called himself EL matosky, insulting the northerners. When the northerners chop off akaluka's empty head in Kano, what did you do? You are a big fool. The Ibos are the most useless enthic group in Nigeria. They don't know how to get their things done. I think you people wants to be president of Nigeria. Till you and your great grand children die, Ibo person can never be president of our great Nigerian nation. Why, because you guys can never do it. The highest you could become is vice preido period. You hate the Nigerian people including your very fellow Ibo people. Search your conscience very well you will agree with me that Ibo are not normal human being at all.

    1. You are just your mother's boy who probably is still searching for his father. You will soon wake up late.....

  6. Am not surprised in what's happening in Nigerian today only that am ashamed most times to be a Nigerian. A country that knows no value of life all for the sake religion and ethnicity, a country where the educated behave like an uneducated while the uneducated controls and leads the educate.a country where judgments are clouded by tribalism, a country where the good is bad and the bad is good.we all know the truth but refuse to accept it believe me until we are ready accept the the truth this country is going nowhere.


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