- Rivers youths came out to show their support for Biafra and Nnamdi Kanu
- They said his release showed there was hope for Biafra
- Celebration in some parts of the state caused traffic
The granting of bail to Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) has sparked jubilation in Rivers state with some f the youths declaring support for Biafra.
NAIj.com had reported that Kanu was granted bail on health condition by Justice Binta Nyako on Tuesday, April 25 and this sparked celebration among Igbo youths around the country.
The Punch reports that this celebration spread to the south south especially in Rivers state where youths waved Biafra flags in jubilation.
There was much celebration in Ada George road especially among traders and motorists who said there was nothing wrong with Kanu’s Biafra agitation.
Charles Uwandu who is one of the youths said: “We are happy that Nnamdi Kanu has finally been granted bail. We are happy because we recognise his (Kanu) fight for Igbo. We are calling on him to continue in the struggle for Biafra.”
Another youth who simply identified himself as Okechukwu said Kanu’s bail showed that there was hope for Biafra and said he would continue to drink in celebration till Kanu finally gets his release.
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He said: “Kanu’s release on bail today shows that there is hope for the Igbo; it shows there is hope for Biafra to become a country.”
The news caused serious traffic in some areas as motorists noted that youths celebrating on the streets slowed down commuting.