By Ogechukwu Ubah (Abia writers)
Edited by Livingrich Ezeikpe
On the 17th of August 2018, Women from all parts of Biafra Land- Abia, Rivers ( Igweocha ), Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Imo , Anambra, Enugu, Delta, Akwa Ibom, and Cross Rivers arrived Owerri, Imo state capital for a mega protest demanding from the Nigerian Government the where about of the leader of the Indigenous peoples of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. They were all dressed in black upon black with palm leaves ( Omu Nkwu ) tied over their heads, hands, waists and legs carrying placards and banners with different write-ups, and the picture of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Those not carrying placards were carrying Biafran flags.

After the opening prayer by one of our chaplains, Mrs. Uzoamaka Ejezie ( mama Biafra ), the women took off by few minutes past 12.00 noon from Aladinma hospital, waving their flags and placards, singing solidarity songs and campaign against PVC and election in Biafra land. On getting to Okigwe road around 2 PM, the police tried to stop them but could not; when the police saw that they could not stop them, they went for re-enforcement, came back being joined by the army, they started shooting at the unarmed women and using tear gas on them. Consequently, some women began protesting naked; a few ran away for safety while some were wounded.

Despite all these things, the women still remained resolute as many of them even matched forward fearlessly. When the police and army saw that the women were determined to do what they came out to do, they started to arrest them, hence they arrested a good number of them and took them to the state C. I. D., the few that remained, regrouped themselves and started marching towards the state C I D office demanding the release of their members, and were also arrested. As at the time of writing this report, the women were still in police and army custody in different parts of Owerri. The international community should take note, Biafra is our home, and we are ready to go.

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