Nigerian soldiers detain Nollywood Actor over separatist incitement
Nigerian soldiers have detained notable Nollywood entertainer Chiwetalu Agu for purportedly instigating support for prohibited nonconformist development IPOB in the country’s anxious southeast, the military said.
Chiwetalu Agu, a veteran star in scores of motion pictures for Nigeria’s entertainment world, was detained in Anambra State, as per neighbourhood media reports.
The military said Agu was captured while prompting “individuals from the general population and requesting for help for the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)”, a nonconformist development that upsets for a breakaway state for the ethnic Igbo individuals.
“Wearing a very notable clothing of the prohibited gathering, Chiwetalu Agu was gotten for addressing while at the same time inducing individuals from general society to join,” the military said in an assertion on its Facebook page, alluding to the Biafra half-sun image.
A video broadly shared via web-based media seems to show Agu wearing a green, red and dark tunic with a rising sun image, telling fighters he isn’t inducing brutality yet just circulating bread.
He was subsequently delivered, as yet wearing the clothing. His allies cheered on the web.
The occurrence comes as security powers are fixing controls in Anambra before a nearby political race for the express lead representative’s office ahead of schedule one month from now.
Dissident pressures have been on the ascent in Nigeria this year, particularly in the southeast where requires a breakaway state are particularly touchy.
An announcement of autonomy by Igbo armed force officials for Biafra in 1967 started a three-year common conflict that left more than 1,000,000 individuals dead from battling or starvation.
The military said Agu had endeavored to oppose and was arrested, yet excused cases he was attacked during the capture.