The Indigenous People of Biafra’s (IPOB) promised rally to coincide with the swearing in ceremony of Donald Trump as the United States President turned violent in Port Harcourt on Friday.
Scores of people were said to have lost their lives when security operatives swooped on them during the rally.
Reports indicated that IPOB members were 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.
A security source 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.
The report said the Nigerian Police and Army allegedly shot unarmed pro-Biafrans.
Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful, alleged in a statement that no fewer than 11 members of the pro-Biafra group have been shot dead by security operatives.
“They have attacked our people; 11 have been confirmed dead, many others have bullet wounds”, he claimed in the statement.
He alleged that the attack was carried out by the Police, the Army and the Department of State Services.
Biafra supporters had expressed their support for Trump hoping he will help them achieve the actualization for Biafra state.