Members of the Independent People Of Biafra (IPOB), drawn from Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Cross River Imo and some parts of Rivers State converged along Aba Road with the aim of marching into Port Harcourt to celebrate the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America.
The protesters, who were also calling for the release of detained IPOB leader and director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, marched through the streets towards the city centre.
The procession was very peaceful until soldiers arrested no fewer than seven of the protesters, leading to a clash between them and the security agents.
IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful sent an SMS to newsmen which reads, “They have attacked our people; 11 have been confirmed dead, many others have bullet wounds.”
He claimed the attack was carried out by the police, the army and the Department of State Services (DSS), beside First Artillery junction, Port-Hacourt.