The Nigerian Police has paraded thirty-three arrested Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) member, who allegedly murdered a police officer during a protest in Nnewi, Anambra state.
On Saturday, November 24, 2018, thirty-four IPOB members were arrested by the Nigerian Police Force, over the death of a Police Inspector, wounding a DPO and some Police personnel and setting ablaze of a Police patrol vehicle. Read the report HERE.
Speaking on the recent development, the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Jimoh Moshood said the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris has also ordered that the weapons stolen by the IPOB members should be recovered.
According to Daily Post, Moshood said this during a press briefing in Awka, Anambra state on Sunday, November 25, 2018. He said:
“On 23rd November 2018, there was intelligence report that members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) an unlawful Terrorist organization were sighted gathering in their hundreds with dangerous weapons near Teaching Hospital, Owerri Road, Nnewi about to cause disturbance of Public Peace and public safety in the Nnewi and Environs.
“Consequently, Police Patrol teams led by the Area Commander, Nnewi, ACP Nnanna Oji Ama mobilized to the scene to prevent them from causing breakdown of law and order and mayhem, and destruction of lives and property.
“The Police Team, while proceeding to the scene came under ambush from the IPOB members, in the process, a Police Inspector was killed, two (2) other Police Officers were seriously injured and one Police Patrol vehicle was set ablaze, and the proscribed IPOB members snatched and carted away two (2) AK47 Rifles and one Beretta Pistol with ammunition.”
Some of the suspects claim that they are traders who were arrested while returning from their business.
Moshood said that a thorough investigation will be carried out and those found guilty will be charged for terrorism.