A new video has hit the cyber space capturing the moment some members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were shot at by South African police while protesting.
Concise News reports that a small group of Nigerians was said to be protesting against President Muhammadu Buhari‘s visit to the Southern African country when they were resisted by the police.
The South African police were said to have started firing rubber bullets in order to disperse them and some protesters were reportedly injured.
According to South Africa’s Sunday Times, at least three people were injured.
Sunday Times said the protesters claimed that South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was not meeting the real president of Nigeria.
The protesters were said to have claimed the man meeting Ramaphosa was not Buhari but an impostor (Jubril from Sudan).
Buhari is currently in South Africa on a state visit.
IPOB speaks on Pretoria protest
Meanwhile, IPOB on Thursday claimed responsibility for protests outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa’s seat of presidency, during President Buhari’s visit.
It claimed that its members were ‘needlessly’ attacked by South African police.
Outlawed IPOB Secretary, Emma Powerful, in a statement on Thursday, accused Nigeria and South African governments of sponsoring the attack.
IPOB said the alleged attack was “a thoroughly ugly and distasteful development that pales the white apartheid regime into insignificance in terms of its brutality and incredulity”.
Watch the video below: