July 25, 2024

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Nigerian Army Arrest IPOB Official

The Nigerian Military has announced the arrest of secretary of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Obinna Nwite. This was announced by the acting director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier-General Bernard Onyeuko.Brigadier-General Onyeuko said: ‘’IPOB/ESN elements activities in the southeast drastically reduced in recent times.”However, pockets of incidents were recorded in some locations at Oru-West LGA of Imo State and Ebonyi LGA of Ebonyi State.

Onyeuko said the troops responded to distress calls and carried out raid operations on some IPOB enclaves within the period in focus.He added: “During some of these operations, troops arrested one of the IPOB secretaries, Mr Obinna Nwite and recovered four pistols, three long barrel guns, 18 rounds of assorted ammunition and minutes of meeting book, containing some names of IPOB members.”

“The arrested IPOB/ESN militia and all recovered items have been handed over to appropriate prosecuting agencies for further action.”