Women in the eastern part of Nigeria, while identifying with the Indigenous People of Biafra on Friday caused a stir as they went half nude in public, which is also reminiscent of the Aba Women’s Riot of 1929.
The women, in their hundreds also accused the military cantonment at Ohafia, Abia State of attacking its women at a meeting at Abiriba while identifying with IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
They thereafter called on Queen Elizabeth II of England, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel and other notable women, including human rights organisations across the world, to protect the rights of Biafran women from the hands of the Nigerian Army
Pix of Aba Women’s riot of 1929.
Southern City News reports that the women had to strip themselves naked on sighting the security agents approaching to molest them.
But the IPOB media and publicity secretary insisted that the soldiers stormed the venue of the meeting with 20 Hilux vans, alleging that without provocation, the soldiers started beating, arresting and tearing the women’s clothes off their bodies.
He noted that some of the women were stripped naked before they were taken to the army barracks at Ohafia.