Friday, 6 June 2014

Policeman, two others die in a pro-Biafran group failed attempt to make a live broadcast

MEMBERS of the pro-Biafran group, the Biafran Zionists Movement (BZM), led by a lawyer, Benjamin Onwuka, yesterday re-launched an attack on Enugu State Broadcasting Service (ESBS) in a failed attempt to make a live broadcast.

  Members of the group,  numbering over 50,  stormed the state radio station as early as 6.00 a.m., beating and seizing workers on duty while trying to make a forceful access into the station’s studio.
Clutching guns, machetes, bottles, petrol and other dangerous weapons including Biafran flags, an attempt to stop them resulted to a shoot-out, which claimed the life of a Police inspector and two other members of the group.

 The state Police Commissioner, Abubakar  Mohammed, who confirmed the incident yesterday, said their mission was to make a live broadcast “overthrowing the government of Nigeria and burning down the television station when challenged”, adding that 13 members of the group, including their leader, have been arrested.
The BZM had, for about four hours on March 8, attacked the Enugu Government House, where it hoisted flags and other property belonging to it and since then, had not hidden its intention to declare Biafra in the whole of South-East.


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