The planned visit by President Muhammadu Buhari to Enugu for an economic and security summit alongside former president Olusegun Obasanjo has sparked heavy protest in the state.
The president was billed to attend the summit alongside other top Nigerians but the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) issued a warning to 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.
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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.”
“Therefore, we warn Muhammadu Buhari to stay away from Biafra land to avoid unpleasant consequences on him and those inviting him. To be forewarned is to be forearmed,” IPOB said.
Youths hoisting Biafra flags took to the streets in Enugu chanting Biafra and warning that the president should not set foot in the state.
See photos of the protest below: