Twenty-four hours after the bloody Biafra Day protests, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met with some Southeast leaders at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The Monday protests shook Onitsha, Owerri, Aba, Abakaliki, Enugu, Asaba, Ikom and Port Harcourt. Two policemen and five protesters were killed in Asaba. The military said soldiers were injured in Onitsha where it confirmed the death of five protesters.
Many of the protesters were arrested. The 18-man delegation, led by former Senate President Ken Nnamani, included All Progressives Congress (APC) National Auditor George Moghalu; Senators Ifeanyi Ararume and Osita Izunaso and former House of Reps member Sharon Ikeazor; former Executive Vice-Chairman of Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) Ernest Ndukwe.
Also in the team were the APC National Vice-Chairman (Southeast), Emma Eneukwu; Chief Austin Edeze; Dr. Uzoma Obiyo and Mr. Chris Akomas.