Monday, November 5, 2012

Nigeria: 100 arrested for Biafra Independence protest

Biafran independence protests in Enugu, south-eastern Nigeria spurred at least 100 arrests for treason.

Nigeria: Biafra Protest

Members of the Biafran Zionist Movement (BZM) raised the former break-away state's flag and protested by marching through the streets of Enugu.
BZM had initially gathered on Sunday to mark the birthday of Late (rtd) General Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, a former Biafran leader who died in March.
According to BBC, the south-eastern Nigerian state seceded in May 1967, calling itself the Republic of Biafra, an act which led up to the Nigerian civil war. The ensuing conflict left over a million people dead, and the independent state reneged on its separation in 1970


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