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About 2000 protesters took to the street of Abia, the Abia State capital yesterday agitating for the release of the detained Radio and Television Biafra director, Mr Nnamdi Kanu.

The protesters carrying placards were seen chanting “Biafra or death”, wearing T-shirt and caps with the image of Nnamdi Kanu.  “Getting our leader out of detention is our immediate concern, but ultimately we want to be free from Nigeria,” IPOB’s Abia coordinator, Ikechukwu Ugwuoha, told the crowds. A protester reportedly tore a Nigerian flag.

Nnamdi Kanu, founder of the pressure group, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, was arrested on arrested by Department of State Services on October 17 at the Lagos airport on arrival from United Kingdom.

Meanwhile, the Chief Magistrate of Abuja Wuse Zone 2, has ordered the DSS to produce the detained leader of the IPOB before it on November 23.


Chief Magistrate Shauibu Usman, who gave the order, said he was disappointed that despite a subsisting order, the court made on October 23,  the DSS still refused to produce Kanu yesterday.