Five women have been arrested in Bayelsa State over allegations of being members of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Also picked up were 78 men, police say, were arrested alongside the women “because they want to foment troubles and unleash mayhem.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Anisim Butswat, who made the announcement, said the suspects were apprehended in a motorpark in the state capital, Yenagoa.
It will be recalled that the IPOB on Friday staged what it called a “one million-man march” across the South East and in some parts of the South South geo-political zones of the country.
The group was said to be protesting the continued detention of their leader Nnamdi Kanu, who is also the Director of Biafra Radio, by the Department of State Security (DSS), and calling for the realisation of an independent nation of Biafra.