Members of Biafra Zionist Movement, BZM a Pro-Biafra group, led by Barrister Benjamin Onwuka have launched another attack in Enugu.
No fewer than 20 members of the group on Thursday, June 5 at about 6a.m launched an attack on the Enugu State Broadcasting Service, ESBS, attempting to make a live broadcast but they were stopped by a four-man police patrol team who stormed the scene.
A gun battle was said to have ensued between the Pro Biafra group and the security operatives and in the process, a police sergeant and a member of the group lost their lives while a police inspector was injured.
Heavily armed mobile policemen drafted to the place reportedly arrived after the BZM members escaped the scene.
According to an eyewitness, two members of the group were later arrested while some passersby were apprehended for questioning.
Onwuka’s mission to the state television house was to make a live broadcast having declared himself leader of the new Biafran Republic last year.
However, police sources revealed shortly after today’s incident that Onwuka and 12 members of his group have been arrested by a team of security operatives who gave them a hot chase while they were trying to escape into Independence Layout of the Coal City.
Meanwhile the State Police Spokesman, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, DSP, has said he is assessing the situation and would formally brief the media later.
It would be recalled that same group had claimed responsibility for the attack on Government House, Enugu on March 8 holding the place to ransom for nearly four hours.After the attack,
they threatened to stage another attack
and this time with a well armed team, which would be extended to Owerri, the Imo State capital.