IPOB women released from detention

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A High Court sitting in Imo State has ordered the release of the 112 female members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, who were arrested and detained while protesting over the disappearance of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu and his parents.

The protesters were arrested Friday, August 17 during a peaceful protest to demand a date for Biafra referendum, as well as the whereabouts of the IPOB leader, who disappeared since September 14, 2017 after raid of his Afaraukwu Umuahia country home by security operatives.

The judge, who handed this verdict on Friday, asked the police to release them unconditionally, and the women were freed shortly before 5pm.

Meanwhile, IPOB has called on the international community to query the Nigeria Police Force and the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, over the detention of their female members.

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