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Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by kogistar: 4:29pm On May 30, 2016
Biafra Day: Police storm prayer session, arrest pastors, 320 MASSOB members in Ebonyi


The Police in Ebonyi State on Monday arrested some clergymen who were conducting an inter-denominational service for members of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB).
It was gathered that policemen numbering over 200 stormed the Nkaliki Primary School, field, Abakaliki, venue for the 2016 Biafran day celebration of the group, midway into the service and arrested the clergymen as well as other members.
The Zonal Leader of MASSOB in charge of Ebonyi North, John Nwifuru, flanked by a member of the Elders-In-Council in charge of Ebonyi anniversary, Moses Eze, confirmed this at a briefing in Abakaliki.
According to him “over 320 members of the MASSOB were also arrested by the Command during the Biafra Day celebration”.
It was also gathered that the command also teargassed the protesters ceaselessly during the operation.
“Some of those arrested were just clergymen who we invited to conduct inter-denominational church service as part of activities marking the celebration”. These policemen don’t seem to have respect for God, why would they arrest his anointed men?”
He accused the Police of carting away valuables belonging to members of the movement which he said included vehicles, over 93 motorcycles and other items for offertory.
He said, “We were at Nkaliki primary school field observing interdenominational church service when policemen numbering over 200 operating in over 40 hilux vans stormed the area shooting sporadically in the air before they threw tear gas canister on us before arresting our clergymen who were conducting church service. They carried plantains, bananas, and other consumables which members brought as their offering during the church service.”
He called for the unconditional release of those arrested in the state and other parts of the country during the peaceful celebration which he said was in commemoration of the declaration of the state of Biafra by late warlord, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, over 49 years ago.
Police spokesman,George Okafor, could not be reached for comments as calls to his mobile phones were unanswered as at the time of filling this report.
But a top security source in the state, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed the incident.
“Yes, MASSOB members were arrested today as they were planning a protest,” the source added.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Peace Ibekwe Abdallah, when contacted, said she would brief the media on the matter at the appropriate time.



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Re: Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by godoluwa(m): 4:34pm On May 30, 2016
If true, the action of our security agents looks like war against some certain region

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Re: Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by ever811(m): 4:36pm On May 30, 2016
are u people not tired of posting lies about this biafera issue? I thought the lies should be broadcasted on radio biafera and other biafera related social media and not the Zoe's . media..nanawaooo

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Re: Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by godoluwa(m): 4:39pm On May 30, 2016
ever811:
are u people not tired of posting lies about this biafera issue? I thought the lies should be broadcasted on radio biafera and other biafera related social media and not the Zoe's . media..nanawaooo
I dnt think that premiumtimes represent ipob

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Re: Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by Jirate(m): 5:59pm On May 30, 2016
Though I am not Biafra, I wants to see this sort of efficiency from the Nigerian Police in dealing with Fulani Herdsmen.

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Re: Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by CharleyCharley: 6:19pm On May 30, 2016
Jirate:
Though I am not Biafra, I wants to see this sort of efficiency from the Nigerian Police in dealing with Fulani Herdsmen.

I'm afraid you might wait till eternity.

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Re: Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by Skywalker5(m): 6:58pm On May 30, 2016
Too many of this stories and I am worried about their authenticity and if true the problem ahead for Nigeria.

Are they really bullying these guys like this?

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Re: Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by Nobody: 7:00pm On May 30, 2016
Nothing like one Nigeria

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Re: Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by Nobody: 7:01pm On May 30, 2016
no problem.
Re: Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by seedorfg(m): 7:01pm On May 30, 2016
arrest them all

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Re: Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by denkyw(m): 7:04pm On May 30, 2016
why arrest them when their gathering was peaceful?

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Re: Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by okpanaokpoko(m): 7:05pm On May 30, 2016
Zombie but why

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Re: Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by Cjinbox: 7:05pm On May 30, 2016
Nigerian police is nonsense... If they see armed robbers now they go run enter bus. Na unarmed men them the use show power. Criminals on uniform

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Re: Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by Nobody: 7:05pm On May 30, 2016
And how will the military justify such act? Are they causing nuisance right inside the school premises? today is public holiday and supposedly the school is empty and the best venue for such; why attack them??

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Re: Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by amBiafran(m): 7:06pm On May 30, 2016
this is too bad & can only happen in a failed country like ours, SHAME ON THEM!!!

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Re: Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by Dollyak(f): 7:07pm On May 30, 2016
I personally feel Nigeria is just peppering on cracks at the moment. Nigeria needs massive restructuring that ensures all tribes feels included rather than discriminated.
The secessionist cry is beginning to get too much no thanks to the unfair structure of the political system of this country

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Re: Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by DLondonboiy: 7:08pm On May 30, 2016
shame
I'm ashamed of Nigeria...

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Re: Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by Sobeautiful: 7:08pm On May 30, 2016
Jirate:
Though I am not Biafra, I wants to see this sort of efficiency from the Nigerian Police in dealing with Fulani Herdsmen.
Can't you make your point without disassociating yourself from Biafra? Or are you scared? You don't need to be 'cause that's mark of cowardice.

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Re: Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by tydi(m): 7:08pm On May 30, 2016
godoluwa:
If true, the action of our security agents looks like war against some certain region

What do u mean if true..?der tel u wetin happen. .and u r there stil doubting...
they are operating under a command from the top.

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Re: Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by tydi(m): 7:11pm On May 30, 2016
Sobeautiful:
Can't you make your point without disassociating yourself from Biafra? Or are you scared? You don't need to be 'cause that's mark of cowardice.
HE IS NOT AWARE BIAFRA CAN'T BE EVERYBODY!

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Re: Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by Nobody: 7:11pm On May 30, 2016
Pls, how many fulani herdsmen have been arrested too?

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Re: Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by DLondonboiy: 7:11pm On May 30, 2016
godoluwa:
If true, the action of our security agents looks like war against some certain region

but some people will not just see this as it is.....cos they love to hate Igbos..

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Re: Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by Bom4Real: 7:15pm On May 30, 2016
Buhari u are running a failed Govt With failed institutions

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Re: Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by Hadeyeancah(m): 7:15pm On May 30, 2016
Here we go again
Re: Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by ruffcoin99(m): 7:15pm On May 30, 2016
Todays
Re: Biafra Day In Ebonyi: Pastors Arrested As Well As 320 MASSOB Members by Mortiano(m): 7:15pm On May 30, 2016
What is wrong with nigeria govt

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