2014 Enugu Government House attack

The 2014 Enugu Government House Attack was carried out on 8 March 2014, when members of the militant group Biafra Zionist Federation took control of the state house for about 4 hours and erected the flag of Biafra at the entrance of the house.[1] The leader of the group Barrister Benjamin Onwuka gave Nigerians living in Biafran territory an ultimatum to vacate their land before 31 March 2014 or face the bloodbath that will come afterward.[2]

2014 Enugu Government House Attack
Location
GoalsTo Reinstate the State of Biafra
Lead figures
Benjamin Onwuka

It was initially reported that another pro-Biafran militant group MASSOB was responsible for the attack, but this information was later discarded after BZF claimed responsibility for the attack.[3] Benjamin Onwuka was arrested by the Nigeria Police Force after attempting to carryout a similar attack on Enugu State Broadcasting Service.[4]

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  1. ^ "Why we attacked Government House - Pro Biafran Group". sunewsonline.com. Retrieved 11 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "We seized Government house for 4 hours - Onwuka". vanguardngr.com. Retrieved 11 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "MASSOB behind Government House attack". pointblanknews.com. Retrieved 11 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Security Beefed up in Enugu Government House over Fear of fresh attacks". dailyindependentnig.com. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)