JUST IN: Nigerian Army Arrest 20 IPOB Members, Recover Arms, Hand Them To Police


Troops of 82 division Nigerian Army have arrested 20 suspects said to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) made up of 16 men and 4 women and they have all been handed over to the Nigerian Police force.

Col Aliyu Yusuf, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations made the disclosure today while giving an update “on the activities of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) members”.

He said, “Through its unreasonable demand for secession IPOB have continued to interrupt on the security situation in 34 Brigade Area of Responsibility.

Col Yusuf said, “The activities of the threat elements have led to an increase in organized crimes such as Armed Robbery, Kidnapping and other sundry criminal violent acts.

“Recently, there have been various attacks on civilians, Police and military personnel on check points and escort duty.

“It is as a result of the activities of these criminal elements that appropriate superior authority directed the conduct of aggressive patrol within the general area to safeguard lives and property of law abiding citizens.

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