Scores of women belonging to the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) on Thursday stormed the venue meeting between southern leaders and those of the Middle Belt at the event tagged ‘Handshake Across The Niger’ and confronted the Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo elders, saying that they want outright dismembering of Nigeria instead of restructuring as they asked about the whereabouts of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The women who came from Imo and Abia States shouted that they are opposed to restructuring because of the killing of hundreds of their children by the military during the Operation Python Dance late last year.
During the event, the women among the pro-Biafra agitators, to the shock of guests, pulled off their top wears, leaving only brazier, as a way of protest. It took several minutes for the organizers to calm them down, with an assurance that they would be allowed to present their case formally to the summit.
Chairman of the local organizing committee of the summit, Chief Ifeanyi Ubah, former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode and several others moved straight to the area where the IPOB members were seated and made efforts to pacify them.
Ubah, who later apologized to the guests over the uproar, appealed to the IPOB members to remain calm as one of them would be invited to make a presentation.
They continued pro-Nnamdi Kanu chants outside the venue, while insisting that they would not accept anything as alternative to Biafra.
The pro-Biafran women said they will not rest until their son Nnamdi Kanu who was “abducted by Nigeria military is released”.