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Police deny killing Biafrans on solidarity march for Trump

Police deny killing Biafrans on solidarity march for Trump

- The police denied killing Biafrans on solidarity march for trump

- It said minimal force was used to stop the rally

The Nigerian police have reacted to the claim that 11 pro-Biafra protesters were killed during the solidarity march for Donald Trump in Port Harcourt, River state.

Members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) have always shown their support for Trump and optimistic that he will help actualise Biafra.

READ ALSO: Biafra supporters visit Trump Towers in New York (photos)

The protest turned sour as it was alleged that police and other security operative confronted them leading to the death of 11 people.

According to reports, the media and publicity ‎secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful, alleged that no fewer than 11 members of the pro-Biafra group have been shot dead by security operatives.

“They have attacked our people; 11 have been confirmed dead, many others have bullet wounds”, he claimed in the statement," he said.

He alleged that the attack was carried out by the police, the army and the Department of State Services.

A twitter user Anioke Collins, said Biafrians were been shot by police officers at Igwuocha area of the state.

READ ALSO: 11 dead as police, Nigerian army allegedly shoot unarmed Biafrans

Nnamdi Omoni who is the spokesperson of the Rivers state police command confirmed the incident but said no one died.

"To the best of my knowledge, there was no casualty as the police merely employed minimal action, which involved the use of tear gas to disperse protesters.”

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