By Phil Okose, Onitsha
The Chief Ralph Uwazuruike led Movement for Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), otherwise called Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) says that 11 of its members sustained various degrees of bullet wounds, while 26 others were being detained by police in Anambra state as a result its activities during the 19 anniversary celebration.
Uwazuruike, who made this disclosure through his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mazi Chris Mocha, said that “the arrest was made by the Joint Taskforce, JTF, led by the Onitsha Police Area Commander, Mr. John Ohuagbaka, in Onitsha, on 21st and on 29th May, during the 19 years celebration of New Biafra”.
Chief Uwazuruike called on the police authority to release the non-violent Biafra agitators.
In a statement signed by Mazi Mocha, Uwazuruike said, “The police denial that only members of IPOB were arrested in the course of pulling down Biafran flags hoisted on electric poles along Obodoukwu road and other strategic junctions does not hold water. The JTF led by Mr. John Ohuagbaka, beat up residents, including the workers at Indomie Noodles factory located along the Ejinkeonye Motors.