South African Police had to resort to minimal force to disperse unruly members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who attempted to disrupt the on-going of President Muhammadu Buhari to Pretoria.
Reports say police officers shot at members of the IPOB, who gathered to protest against the visiting leader. The incident occurred around the Union Building situated in the city centre.
IPOB members were said to have asked South African authorities to carry out what they called “DNA test” on the Nigerian President.
Reports say there were reported injuries sustained as a result of the the scuffle with police.
Although the protesters carried IPOB insignia their protest did not affect the scheduled events.
Incidentally most of the Nigerian victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa are persons of South Eastern Nigeria origin who also populate the group now officially designated as a terror organisation in Nigeria.