Business activities were on Friday disrupted at Artillery area of Port Harcourt following the solidarity march by members of the Indigenuous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The IPOB group, dressed in black and red attire with the defunct Biafran flag marched in batches from Oyigbo and Aba road to the Government House area, causing traffic jam on the busy road. The group said the march was to show solidarity to the US President Donald Trump as he was being inaugurated.
Trouble started when a batch had an encounter with the police at Okporo road in the Artillery area. An eye-witness, Mr Roland Joseph claimed that the fracas started when the group carried a corpse to Okporo Police Station alleging that the police killed the victim.
Joseph said that as they were approaching the police station, the police reacted by shooting teargas to disperse them.