Traders and other Biafran loyalists on Wednesday protested in the Alaba Market area in Ojo Local Area of Lagos State, shutting down shops and restricting vehicular movements in the area, The PUNCH report.
Our correspondent learnt that the Biafran supporters were demanding the unconditional dismissal of the case against the Director of Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu.
One of the protesters, identified only as Ifeanyi, told The PUNCH that the protest started in the morning, and ended around 1pm, when news filtered in that the case against the director had been struck out.
“We were singing solidarity songs, and marched through the streets to express our grievance on the trial of Nnamdi Kanu. We all dispersed when news came in around 1pm that he had been freed from the court trial,” he added.
It was gathered that policemen from the Ojo, Ajangbadi, and FESTAC Area E Command were with the protesters to ensure that it did not turn violent.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Joe Offor, could not yet be reached for comment as his phone rang out.
This comes a day after the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress warned members of the movement not to stage any protest in Lagos. The party warned MASSOB and IPOB against plunging Lagos into crisis.