The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Friday resumed the call for election boycott in the Southeast ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The proscribed group insisted on a referendum and sovereign state of Biafra as part of conditions to end the renewed agitation.
It also demanded for the immediate disclosure of the whereabouts of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu and his unconditional release.
During a protest in Owerri, the Imo state capital, Friday, by hundreds of half-naked female IPOB members’ cladded in black attire, the group derided Nigeria as “a failed country that does not hold any prospect for the Igbo”.
The early morning protest grounded vehicular and human movement along major streets in Owerri, while stern looking soldiers and mobile policemen were drafted to strategic locations to forestall breakdown of law and order.