67 Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) members and their herbalist have been arrested at Mmahu Egbema in Imo state.
Imo state police spokesperson, officer Orlando Ikeokwu said members of the proscribed separatist group were arrested for unlawful gathering among other offences.
The arrested IPOB members had converged somewhere in Owerri North area of the State on August 9 before moving to Egbema, where they were said to be arrested at a checkpoint by soldiers who called the police for reinforcement.
Orlando Ikeokwu Revealed that the arrested IPOB members were heading to the residence of one Cyprian Amadi in Abashieke, Egbema in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area to fortify themselves against bullets.
67 IPOB Members Arrested: Orlando who accused the suspects of planning an attack on security agencies with the aim of snatching weapons, further alleged that the suspected herbalist had removed bullets from an IPOB member who sustained gunshot injuries in the past.
“It is also noteworthy that the group attacked and snatched two rifles from police during a violent protest in 2018, of which the rifles were later recovered from a kidnap gang in a robbery operation.”