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•4 feared dead in Onitsha protest march

MEMBERS of the Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) and Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) yesterday defied the police, as they embarked on a march in celebration of the 17th anniversary of the struggle for Biafra through non-violent means.
The agitation was started by Chief Ralf Uwazuruike on September 13, 1999.
BIM members converged on Obodoukwu Road, Onitsha, where they  commenced the procession were confronted by a combined team of security agencies comprising the Army, Police, NSCDC, NDLEA who intercepted them when they got to Enamel junction along Onitsha-Owerri Road.
The security agencts  allegedly shot sporadically to disperse members.
In the ensuing melee, four members were reportedly killed.
BIM Director of Information, Mr. Chris Mocha insisted that four members of the group were shot dead and that many sustained gunshot injuries while 34 others were…

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