Police Harassment and Illegal Arrests Marred the Eastern Peoples Cultural and Traditional Day Celebration in Enugu - eritvnews

Police Harassment and Illegal Arrests Marred the Eastern Peoples Cultural and Traditional Day Celebration in Enugu



Scores of Biafrans were arrested in Enugu on Tuesday while singing and dancing around Enugu metropolis during the cultural display organized by the Eastern Consultative Assembly in Enugu.
The Eastern Consultative Assembly had organised the Eastern People’s Congress programme to showcase the Peoples Cultural and Traditional heritage of the old Eastern region.
A large crowd of Biafrans across the old eastern region were in high spirit of jubilation as the large crowd jam-packed the major roads in Enugu while their loud voices echoed through Enugu metropolis. 

The Nigerian Police force whose bitterness against Biafrans remained unabated as usual were enraged at seeing the crowd and they began to shoot and fire tear gas into the crowd. Which provoked the crowd to sing louder while some ran for their lives.  The Police went after the crowd and began to load their vans with innocent Biafrans.
Some Biafrans managed to escape the Police net with injuries and gasping for breath after inhaling the tear gas fired by the Police.

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