There is a brewing tension in some parts of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, as supporters of the controversial Director of Radio Biafra and Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB),Nnamdi Kanu have reportedly taken to the streets to protest his immediate release by authorities of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Also other parts of the country, Vanguard gathered, witnessed protests by supporters of Kanu were Enugu, Awka in Anambra State, Asaba in Delta State.
In Port-Harcourt, the IPOB members were said to have shut-down commercial and vehicular activities.
Eyewitnesses said youths occupied the streets around Igweocha, at Mile 2 Diobu and Ikeokwu junction of Port Harcourt, chanting war songs.
The protesters were said to be heading towards Cfc Furniture Company West Africa Limited, along Port Harcourt-Aba Road.
At Asaba, the irate protesters were said to have marched to the Government House, Asaba, to express their grievances. In Awka, eye witnesses said the protest turned violent, as security operatives shot sporadically into thin air to disperse the aggrieved protesters.
An eye witness, who pleaded not to be named in print, said: “One of our mothers who were involved in the peaceful protest got shot in the left foot.”