Members of the Biafra Zionists Federation on Sunday threatened to commit “mass suicide” due to the uncertainty over the whereabouts of their leader, Benjamin Onwuka.
Onwuka and some members of the group were arrested on August 20 while trying to occupy the Enugu State Government House, where they planned to declare the ‘independence’ of the Republic of Biafra from Nigeria.
The secessionists were arrested by the police and the Department of State Services as they approached the gate to the Government House.
The BZF leader’s whereabouts has remained unknown ever since.
In a statement on Sunday, National Coordinator of the BZF, Gilbert Ogbu, said the group had waited in vain for the DSS to either release their leader or charge him to court. Read more