2014 Enugu State Broadcasting Service attack

The 2014 Enugu State Broadcasting Service Attack took place on June 5, 2014, when about 13 members of the Biafra Zionist Federation militant group attacked the Enugu State Broadcasting Service (ESBS) in an attempt to make a public announcement on radio and television declaring the sovereign state of Biafra.[1][2]

2014 Enugu State Broadcasting Service Attack
Location
GoalsTo reinstate the state of Biafra
Lead figures
Benjamin Onwuka
Casualties
Death(s)2 (one Policeman and 1 BZF member)

BackgroundEdit

Since the fall of Biafra at the end of Nigerian Civil War, there have been occasional unrest in the South-East region of Nigeria. The Biafra Zionist Federation (BZF) and the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) have been the most popular pro-biafran groups in the region.

ReactionEdit

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) were quickly alerted by some members of ESBS at the arrival of the gunmen. NPF quickly responded by killing a member of the group and arresting the remaining in a shootout that lasted for several hours. The leader of the Nigerian military team was greatly wounded during the incident.[3][4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tony Edike (2014-06-06). "Pro-Biafra Group bid to seize Enugu Radio and TV station foiled". vanguardngr.com. Retrieved 11 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "BZF attempts to seize Enugu Radio Station". akpraise.com. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Emmanual Uzordinma (5 July 2014). "Biafra Group attempt to seize Enugu Radio, TV station. Kills Police officer". dailypost.ng. Retrieved 11 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ IHUOMA CHIEDOZIE (5 July 2014). "Two Killed in an attempt to declare Biafra in Enugu". punchng.com. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)