The very popular journalist and writer, Chido Onumah was on Sunday evening arrested for wearing a shirt with the inscription: ‘We Are All Biafrans.’
According to reports, Onumah was arrested by men of the Department of State Service (DSS) on Sunday which caused a lot of un-settlement in the media space, but now we can state the real reason why the author of the book, We Are All Biafrans was arrested and released after hours.
Onumah arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport at approximately 4:00pm on Sunday evening and 29/0/2019 was waiting to confirm the venue of his appointment when a DSS official walked up to him, flashed his ID card and told him he was to be questioned in connection with a planned protest that was going to cause an unrest in the country.
Apparently, he was taken to the DSS office at Central Area Abuja, for Questioning; Due to the inscription on his T-shirt, The DSS team asked him if he was a Nigerian to which he replied as being one. They went ahead to query him on why he was wearing a shirt that had something to do with Biafra which he replied that the inscription was the title of his book.
According to sources, the DSS personnel ran a profile check on him and found out he indeed was a true Nigerian. They apologized to him and explained that there was an Intel they got about some people who were trying to cause unrest and he was picked because of the inscription on his shirt. They told him his shirt’s inscription could trigger an unrest and after much dilly daily, He Was allowed to Take his Leave.
But the question remains, what does an inscription on a shirt have to do with creating an unrest in the country?.