Sunday, 13 September 2015
47 MASSOB members arrested &1 shot by police as they marks 16 years anniversary
Report has it that there was a chaotic Sunday in churches in Anambra state where members of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB were marking their 16 years Anniversary clashed with the police and no fewer than 25 members of the MASSOB were arrested, while one was shot by the police and other security operatives at the various churches in the state.
According to Vanguard at about 11am Sunday, unusual movement of about 38 Police, Army and Navy vehicles with one Personnel Armored Carrier in a long cue along Patrolling the Onitsha Owerri Expressway was sighted.
At St Charles Lwanga Catholic Church Okpoko,18 MASSOB members were said to have been arrested and one shot, while those that were not arrested continued with the thanks-giving church service.
At Iba Pope Catholic Church, Awada, 11 members of MASSOB were equally reported to have been arrested by the police who were said to have laid ambush on the MASSOB members who were said to have gone to worship with their uniforms at the church.