25th April, 2017
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Spontaneous jubilations erupted in many parts of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital immediately news filtered in that Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) had been granted bail by an Abuja High Court.
PMNews correspondent in Port Harcourt reports that a jubilant group of mainly Igbo traders at Ikokwu motor parts market in Mile Two, held a peaceful procession to celebrate the bail.
The traders marched along Ikwerre road with some of them holding the Biafran flags and chanting Biafran songs.
Some of them marched to the Port Harcourt-Aba Expressway around Obi-Igbo area and by the traffic light by Emenike Junction in Mile One, Diobu area of Port Harcourt.
It would be recalled that IPOB members had declared Port Harcourt its operational base. In February, IPOB members in the city celebrated the inauguration of President Donald Trump through a peaceful solidarity march. The protest later turned bloody when armed soldiers allegedly opened fire at IPOB members.
During today’s march, our correspondent gathered that security agents were place don alert to forestall violence in the city.