A solidarity rally organised by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra turned violent in Port Harcourt on Friday as one person was shot dead by security operatives and injuring several others.
IPOB members were said to have been attacked in Okporo around Artillery axis of Port Harcourt, as they planned to march towards Mile One through Aba Road in the Rivers State capital.
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A security source, who confirmed the incident, explained that some of the advancing members of IPOB, who were carrying and waving Biafra, American and Russian flags refused to stop when they were asked to do so.
The incident, which occurred at about 10.20am forced shop owners to close their businesses for the day.