Biafra protest hits Enugu over aborted Buhari visit

By Obinna Achi, Enugu
The planned visit by President Muhammadu Buhari to Enugu for an economic and security summit alongside former president Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday sparked heavy protest in the state.
The president who was billed to attend the summit alongside other top Nigerians failed to turn up for the event owing to the threat of members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) who in a statement warned the president not to visit any part of Biafraland.
The continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu, the director of Radio Biafra has fueled the agitation for Biafra although the president has insisted that Nigeria will not break-up.
The group issued a statement threatening to stage a protest in the state to show their displeasure at the president’s visit.
“From the foregoing, it is crystal clear that Buhari is not welcome in Biafra land because his coming is tantamount to biting off our nose to spite our face.”

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