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83 Biafrans Arrested In Yenagoa Bayelsa As 'Million Man March' Turns Violent
Nov 7, 2015 - 83 Biafrans Arrested In Yenagoa Bayelsa As Million Man March Turns Violent Nigerian police said they arrested more than 80 members of a Biafran separatist movement on Friday during one of a series of protests across the oil-rich southeast against the detention of the group’s leader. The 78 men and five women were detained in a motorpark in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa state, “because they want to foment troubles and unleash mayhem” said Bayelsa police spokesman Anisim Butswat. Witnesses reported other rallies in at least four other areas, and one activist said police fired tear gas