A report circulating online accompanied by video captured the moment veteran Nollywood actor, Chinwetalu Agu was aggressively manhandled by soldiers in Anambra state for wearing a Biafra outfit.
Chinwetalu was driving his production van around Upper Iweka Road in Onitsha when the officers stopped him and reportedly questioned him for wearing the Biafran regalia.
Although they who he was and explained things to them, they still refused to reason with resulting in this ugly scene they created.
Watch the video below;
Actor, Chinwetalu Agu was attacked by security agents at Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra state.
Veteran actor, Chinwetalu Agu was adorned in a Biafran flag outfit.
He was asked to step down from his car which had “Chinwetalu Films” boldly written at the side and was searched. pic.twitter.com/2MdFcyN3qv
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What is Biafra?
In 1967, Nigerian military officer Odumegwu Ojukwu declared the Republic of Biafra, an area mainly populated by the Igbo ethnic group, as independent in southeastern Nigeria.
The Nigerian military consequently entered into civil war with the Biafrans, encircling the region and blockading supplies from reaching the population. As a result, more than one million people died, many due to starvation.
Nigeria’s Department of State Services arrested Nnamdi Kanu, a prominent Biafran spokesperson and activist, on October 19, according to the International Crisis Group (ICG). Kanu lives in London but often travels to Nigeria and was reportedly apprehended in Lagos.
He is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a secessionist group supporting the revival of the Biafran state and independence from Nigeria. Kanu is also the director of Radio Biafra, it broadcasts pro-Biafran material from London but the Nigerian government seek to ban it.
Since his arrest, pro-Biafran protesters have conducted marches in southeastern Nigeria, demanding Kanu’s release. On December 2, eight protesters and two policemen were killed in clashes during a protest at the Niger Bridge in Onitsha, Anambra state, according to the ICG (Newsweek.com)