Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Riot police repress the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra



A man covers his nose with handkerchief as police shoot canisters of teargas to disperse members of the banned Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) in Onitsha. Riot police clashed violently with stone-throwing youths as business remained paralysed in much of southeastern Nigeria on the second day of protests called to demand an independent homeland for the 40-million-strong Igbo people.(AFP/Pius Utomi Ekpei)



A bus load of members of the banned Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) drives past police with a Biafran flag in Onitsha.



Anti-riot police officers patrol the Enugu-Onitsha highway.



Smoke rises up into the sky from a bonfire set by the banned Movement for the Actualisation of a Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) in Onitsha



Twenty five-year-old Martin Uzoma holds the blood stained jeans and shirt worn by his relative Ikechukwu Okere as he was allegedly gunned down by anti-riot policemen on Ogbefere road, while dispersing protesting supporters of the banned Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) in Onitsha. 'I was shocked when I saw his body. Anyway, we don't have any other option than bury him', said Uzoma.(AFP/Pius Utomi Ekpei)

1 Comments:

At 8:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nigerian Police have a lot to answer for; they kill indiscriminately, ask for bribes, and take what they want.
It is time the new regime arises and says 'NO more'. Biafrans will not put up with this for much longer.

 

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