The solidarity rally by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for new U.S. President, Donald Trump in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State has turned rough.
The IPOB assemble, wearing dark and red clothing with the dead Biafran signal walked in bunches from Oyigbo and Aba street to the Government House region, bringing about congested driving conditions on the bustling street.
Media and Publicity secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful, in a short message he sent to DAILY POST affirmed that no less than 11 individuals from the professional Biafra aggregate have been shot dead by security agents.
“They have assaulted our kin; 11 have been affirmed dead, numerous others have shot injuries,” he asserted in the announcement.
He charged that the assault was done by the police, the armed force and the Department of State Services, close to First Artillery intersection, Port-Hacourt.
He included that the circumstance had been brought under control and that everyone was presently approaching their ordinary organizations.
Inconvenience began when a cluster had an experience with the police at Okporo street in the Artillery territory.
An eye-witness, Roland Joseph asserted that the fracas began when the gathering conveyed a cadaver to Okporo Police Station claiming that the police executed the casualty.
Joseph said that as they were moving toward the police headquarters, the police responded by shooting teargas to scatter them.
“This created genuine perplexity. Shops shut, individuals ran higgledy piggledy and strain developed”, he said.
Emekah Uduma, another onlooker substantiated Joseph’s view, adding that the police expected to scatter the vast group by shooting the teargas.
“The police began shooting to frighten the group off from obstructing the station and the real street, many people maintained wounds and some shop proprietors were compelled to bolt their shops,” Uduma said.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Nnamdi Omoni, said that no one was executed by police.
“No, I am not mindful that any Biafran nonconformist was killed today. I’m yet to get the data,” he said.