Thousands of protesters ground Port-Harcourt, demand to see Wike [PHOTOS]

Soldiers have been deployed to the area in trucks and tanks and reports say tear-gas is being deployed in a bid to disperse the crowd.

 

Pro-Biafra protesters have launched a massive demonstration in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State and are reportedly demanding to see state Governor, Nyesom Wike.

The protest is said to have started at the Eleme Junction area of the state before the crowd began to make its way towards the Government House.

“Thousands of protesters coming from Aba, Abia State seem to have overwhelmed the security men who are reluctant to use maximum force. Please nobody should dare come near Aba Port Harcourt/Expressway or Okporo road,” an eyewitness said according to PM News.

“As I call you now, I am speaking from where I am taking cover to avoid stray bullets from obviously infuriated security men who are being dared by pro-Biafra youths from Aba who had grounded business and social activities in the commercial city of Aba,” the source added.

The protesters are gathered under the umbrella of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and are believed to be continuing agitations for the release of Radio Biafra boss, Nnamdi Kanu from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Similar protests have also occurred in Enugu, Asaba and Onitsha over the past week leading to at least one confirmed death.

Kanu was arrested in Lagos in October and has reportedly been granted bail but is yet to be freed.

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