There is uneasy calm in Anambra State, over the news of the arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Wednesday. Onitsha and Ekwulobia in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra state are among the strong holds of the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu with thousands of youths who believe in him.
But information gathered by our reliable sources shows that there is no apprehension anywhere in the state over the arrest of the Biafran agitator, Nnamdi Kanu. Mr. Okechukwu Kingsley, a newspaper vendor at old market road in Onitsha, a major base of the IPOB leader’s followers in the town told our correspondent on phone that there is calm in the city.
According to him; “People were going about their duties normally early today despite the news. The re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu was a major topic on the newspaper stand this afternoon, but so far, there have been no threats to breach of peace.”
It was also gathered by our reliable sources that Ekwulobia is calm, and there are no threats of attacks. A member of the group who spoke to our correspondents in Awka, the Anambra state capital on condition of anonymity said a broadcast on the radio Biafra channel saw a broadcaster; Mazi Chidera assuring all members to be calm as Nnamdi Kanu was okay.
According to his words; “When I tuned into Biafra Radio 103.7 this evening, Mazi Chideraa was making a broadcast, assuring everyone that though the news was true, but there was no need to panic.