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One person was feared dead on Wednesday in Ekwulobia, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State as the Indigenous People of Biafra clashed with police and soldiers.


The fracas was instigated by a planned visit of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, to the area in furtherance of his anti-election campaign in the state.

Kanu and his IPOB members had said that the November 18 poll in the state would not hold if the Federal Government does not oblige them a referendum to determine the fate and plausibility of a Sovereign State of Biafra.

As early as 8am on Wednesday, security operatives made up of soldiers, police and other paramilitary agencies had converged on Ekwulobia.

“The security operatives came in 14 trucks. But despite the heavy presence of security in the area, the IPOB members were still parading the area, singing and chanting Biafran songs.

“The Biafran flags, caps, shirts and other items being sold by some youths were seized and burnt by the security operatives.

“The situation angered the IPOB members and they tried to attack the security operatives who tear-gassed everybody and in the process, one of their (IPOB) members was killed,” a source who would not want to be identified told our correspondent.

The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Nkeiruka Nwode, in a press statement denied any death during the encounter.

She confirmed presence of security operatives in the area, saying that it was to avoid breach of peace.

She said “There was nothing like that (death). The presence of the security men was to secure the people of the area from being attacked by hoodlums.

Her statement read in part, “A complaint was received by the police that there was a gathering and blockage of road by some people at Central School, Ekwulobia in Aguata LGA.

“The Police with other security agencies on joint patrol went to the scene, dispersed and cleared the road peacefully without any clash.

“However, normalcy has been restored and people are going about their business without any threat or molestation.”

As of the time of filing the report, Kanu had not visited the place as scheduled.

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  1. What gives the zoo officers the right to burn it? It is not illegal. Baboons

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  2. Nothing to say yet....because oluwa is fully involve in our matter.

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  3. Baboon as you are, if not because of your illiteracy and ignorant of law, why do you fly a flag which is unknown to Nigerian constitution at the same time unknown to the United Nation claiming country in another country. You should learn how to process or seek for an independent through a peaceful referendum. Not through violence and thugry.

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    1. Olodo it is not a crime jare.

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    2. Anonymous....Then tell us what is it? I dn't even know how u reason, u calling Nigeria a Zoo and u want ur freedom from Nigeria. So if Nigeria is a Zoo then what should we call ur Baifra????

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    3. Ewu Awusa, ur brother no agree to give referendum opportunity so what do u expect.

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  4. Almajiri zali,I know you must comment like almajiri from zoo republic,why can't you learn something,those people you are trying to correct are wiser than you..don't involve yourself in our matter..almajiri like you.

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  5. Zali you are too saucy. You abuse any one you assume as an opponent to your party. Sometimes I wonder and iam beginning to think that your a first hand direct beneficiary of buhari's government. I mean you to be a hate speech vendor. What is wrong with the people expressing their fundamental human right and freedom of speech and movement as enshrined in our constitution. Look am not from Igbo but if the people are tired of staying together and that they have asked for is simple while not conduct a referendum. Or have you not heard about BREXIT?

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  6. Zali you are too saucy. You abuse any one you assume as an opponent to your party. Sometimes I wonder and iam beginning to think that your a first hand direct beneficiary of buhari's government. I mean you to be a hate speech vendor. What is wrong with the people expressing their fundamental human right and freedom of speech and movement as enshrined in our constitution. Look am not from Igbo but if the people are tired of staying together and that they have asked for is simple while not conduct a referendum. Or have you not heard about BREXIT?

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  7. Thank you. If they are tired let them follow the normal procedures, since they are educated than I. And also go read what some group of lawyers wrote to the federal government of Nigeria, United Nations secretary, UK, United state etc about these group of people.

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  8. But unbiased as you claimed your name for this one I can said you are biased for saying saucy and said I too abusive, but you turned your eyes blind for not seeing what anonymous 6:08 wrote I mean the first comment of this post. But God knows who is more abusive and bias.

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  9. Why are in this country with so many lunatics and psychos?

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