South-East governors yesterday backed down from an earlier hard stance on pro-Biafra protests by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB). A meeting on the matter has been scheduled for Sunday.
The pro-Biafra groups have in the last few weeks, been protesting across the South-East and South South states, demanding the release of Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, who is scheduled to appear at an Abuja Magistrates’ court today. Nnamdi is being held in the Department of State Security (DSS) cell in Abuja.
The governors, who met under the aegis of the South-East Governors’ Forum, told newsmen that security and MASSOB/IPOB topped their agenda. In a communique read by the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, the governors called for an expanded stakeholders meeting to be attended by Ohanaeze Ndigbo, traditional rulers, development unions, clergies and others from the zone on Sunday, November 22. They also disclosed that they would appoint a high level economic advisory committee to harness the economic potentials of the people of the zone with all of them working in concert. Read more