About 57 members of the Barr. Benjamin Onwuka-led Biafra Zionists Federation, BZF, have been arrested in Enugu State. Daily Post reports.
They were reportedly picked up on Sunday morning shortly before the commencement of their Biafra Day parade.
Leader of the group, Onwuka claimed that policemen from Ogui Division stormed their meeting venue and whisked his members away.
In a message he sent out on Sunday, the self-acclaimed BZF leader said “they arrested 57 of our members this morning. We were preparing to go for our Biafra parade.
“We are non-violent people, we are peaceful agitators. They should be released immediately, unconditionally, without charge, they committed no crime.
“We have informed the United States of this development,” he claimed.
Onwuka had a few days ago announced that they would storm the Michael Okpara Square, Enugu, today, for a Biafra parade.
When the newspaper called the PPRO of the Enugu State Police Command, Daniel Ndukwe, he said about 54 members of the group were picked because of the way they had gathered.
He, however, said they were taken to the Command headquarters, addressed on the need to maintain peace and left to go immediately.
“They were not held at all,” he stressed.