The Anambra state police command yesterday arrested some supporters of Radio Biafra director, Nnamdi Kanu at various points in Awka , the state capital.
The protesters numbering in their scores, mostly women carried placards with various inscriptions matched from Amawbia to the Government House.
When the protesters were approaching government house, the police men stationed at the place opened fire in the air to scare them.
Dared by the protesters, the police threw some canisters of tear gas on them, forcing them to retreat.
But at the Arroma junction, scores of the Pro. Kanu demonstrators where picked by the police.
Anambra state coordinator for IPOB, Ikechukwu Okoye, told our correspondents that they were not protesting to cause any form of trouble , saying the protest was for the release of their leader, Nnamdi kanu.
He said they were marching to the state government house to plead with Anambra state Governor, Chief Willie Obiano to prevail on President Mohammadu Buhari to intervene on the matter.
According to him, “we are only freedom agitators who obey the laws of the land; this is democracy and there is freedom of speech, freedom of movement and so on”
“Why would anybody detain our leader and in the process demanding bail of N2million. We have not come to fight anybody because we are peace makers”
Anambra state Police Commissioner, Hosea Karma, confirmed the arrest of some persons who according to him were parading along the Enugu-Onitsha express way.
According to him, “there is nothing like Indigenous People of Biafra. Those people constituted nuisance on the high way and they were picked.
“Right now, I do not know the numbers that were picked, but I want to assure you that anybody who wants to disturb the peace that exists here will not go unpunished.
We do not have any group that goes by such name, they were causing obstruction on the federal high way” Karma said.
Meanwhile , the factional leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra had given solidarity to the cause of Nnamdi Kanu.
In a press statement made available to newsmen in Awka on Tuesday the National Director of Information of MASSOB , Mr Uchenna Madu said “In the brotherhood spirit of Biafra and coalition of one stronger force of self determination, MASSOB hails Radio Biafra Director and his executives.
It said “Nnamdi kanu was not suspended by Ralph Uwazuruike or MASSOB. He left MASSOB in 2009 on his own.
“Uwazuruike should close his mouth in shame in any matter concerning Biafra because Biafrans are no longer happy with him or celebrating him. “
The Uwazuruike led MASSOB had disowned Kanu recently in a press statement.