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Biafra: Police Arrest 5 Suspected IPOB Members, Recover Weapons


The Imo State Police Command have revealed that five people associated to be individuals with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were captured over the executing of police sergeant, Joseph Nwaka.

Naija News reports that this was spread the word about in an articulation on Saturday by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Orlando Ikeokwu.

As indicated by the police, the suspects were captured in Isu Local Government Area (LGA) of the express, some on Thursday, May 13, and the others on Friday May 14, by the Anti-Kidnapping unit and other strategic groups of the order.

Ikeokwu additionally said that an AK 47 rifle with breech no 56-258115 and 15 Rounds of live ammo were recuperated from the suspects.

Different things recuperated were four privately created weapons, six live cartridges and an enormous amount of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.

He added that the enemies of Nwaka who, until his new demise, was connected to the Command’s Department of Operations, carried off his AK 47 rifle.

As per him, one of the suspects, Onyekachi Mmadufor, of Umudurukwe, Isu LGA admitted to being an individual from the IPOB who, alongside his companions did assaults and killings of police and other security staff.

“The wrongdoing avoidance and control techniques received by the Imo Police Command under the initiative of Commissioner of Police (CP) Abutu Yaro, to free the condition of exercises of the banished IPOB and other criminal components are yielding positive outcomes.

“On May 14, the CP sent Anti-Kidnapping unit and other strategic groups of the order to Amanato Isu LGA for the capture of individuals from the IPOB yet the hooligans drew in them in a hefty firearm duel.

“The agents effectively repulsed and removed them prompting the quick capture of five suspects while others got away with conceivable gunfire wounds.

“Watchful examination is in progress with the end goal of affecting further captures, after which they will be charged to court for indictment,” he said.


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