Police begin hunting of IPOB members, arrest 140 in Enugu


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The police in Enugu has launched a clampdown on members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), arresting 140  persons for organising unlawful procession.

The command spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, told newsmen that the IPOB members were arrested on Wednesday in Nsukka LGA.

He said they were caught displaying “proscribed items” on the streets and “chanting inciting songs against the nation”.

“Through a joint security task force, 140 IPOB members were arrested on Wednesday while engaging in unlawful procession and display of proscribed items against the nation,” he said.

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“The police command in Enugu state is urging residents of the state to remain law abiding as security and safety is the bedrock of any progressive society,” he said.

On the sit-at-home order given by IPOB, Amaraize said the police would ensure that law-abiding citizens go about their activities “without fear of intimidation or molestation.”

Recall that the defence headquarters had in 2017 tagged IPOB a terrorist organisation, before a federal high court in Abuja subsequently proscribed the group.

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