At least five persons have been reportedly killed and many injured in Aba Abia State as the Indigenous People Of Biafra IPOB clashes with the Nigerian Joint Security Taskforce on Friday 31st March 2023.
The men of IPOB’s eastern security network joined together with Abia state IPOB members were protesting in their thousands demanding for the unconditional release of their leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who has already been granted bail by the Nigeria Appeal Court but is still been held in DSS custody.
The IPOB member who was dressed in white attire were chanting and singing demanding for the immediate release of their leader Nnamdi Kanu who has been in detention for over two years after being discharged and acquitted by the two judgement of the Nigeria’s appeal court.
Recall that a three man member panel of the appeal court Abuja had in November 2022 discharged and acquitted Nnamdi Kanu of all of the seven count charges against him by the federal government.
After the judgement, the federal government through the attorney general of the federation Abubarka Malami filed an appeal seeking for a court injunction to continue to detained Nnamdi Kanu pending the outcome of the final judgement in Supreme court.
Our correspondent gathered that the protest began to turn bloody when the protesting Ipob members approached Amaogbonna when soldiers alledgedly opened fire on the protesters killing five at the spot while many sustained various degrees of injuries.
This confrontation and attack led to disruption of business activities in that area.
No official release from the Nigerian Joint Security Taskforce as to what led to the clash as at the time of this report.