Protesting naked IPOBian women arrested in Owerri


Some elderly women have used nakedness as a form of weapon in championing their cause, the creation of Biafra. They chose Owerri, Imo State capital s their theatre of demand. The women said they believed that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, was still in hands of the security agencies one year after the invasion of his home in Abia State and thus demanded for his release.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the police on Friday arrested them on grounds of unlawful assembly.

Some of the women, mostly of middle aged and from the Southeast states, were half nude, while others dressed in black and marched through the streets of Owerri. They disrupted vehicular movement and other activities in some parts of the town.

The protesters chanted war songs and displayed different placards with inscriptions asking the Federal Government to release Kanu. They asked Gov. Rochas Okorocha to help them to actualise their dream of getting Biafra.

The women later barricaded the popular Government House Roundabout and created a chaotic atmosphere around the area.

One of their leaders, Mrs Ann Ibe, told NAN that they came out in full force to fight for the actualization of their dream and that they were ready to die for the cause.

They proved this when a special team of police men sent by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Dasuki Galadanchi, arrived at the scene. The naked women rather began to dance. Some of them pulled off their clothes and danced naked, while others lay on the ground and dared the police.

The police succeeded in arresting some of the protesters. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Andrew Enwerem, said the women were arrested for conducting an illegal assembly and holding an unlawful protest.