Military men assault veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu
Popular Veteran Nigerian Actor, Chiwetalu Agu, has been assaulted by Military men in Nigeria.
In a video which has been widely shared on social media, the Nigerian soldiers can be seen dragging and assaulting the Nollywood actor on a busy road.
It is unclear the reason for the assaulting but some tweets have linked it to his involvement in the “Biafra cause”. In the videa, Agu, 65, appears to be wearing a Biafra-themed outfit.
Nigeria’s Punch newspaper has quoted an unnamed source as saying that Agu was in Onitsha city to do charity work when the incident happened. The paper describes him as a supporter of the “Biafra cause”.
There has been a decades-long campaign for the creation of the breakaway state of Biafra in south-east Nigeria.
Secessionists declared an independent state in south-east Nigeria in 1967. The military defeated them after 30 months of fighting and a huge death toll, but the demand for secession has continued.
Chiwetalu Agu is a veteran Nigerian actor, comedian and movie producer who won the 2012 Nollywood award for ‘best actor in indigenous movie (non-English speaking language)’.
His usage of specific language slang, phrases or clichés in each film has made him uniquely a household name in Nigeria and among Nollywood admirers abroad.
Watch the video below:
Chiwetalu Agu, a Nollywood veteran actor, who won the 2012 Nollywood award for 'best actor in indigenous movie has been arrest by Nigerian soldiers for putting on Biafra Regalia. He was beaten, dragged on the road like a common criminal and taken away..
— Emeka Gift (@Emekannaoma) October 7, 2021
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