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Police Arrests 67 IPOB Members and Their Herbalist Heading to Fortify Them Against Bullet

A press statement by Police Spokesman, Orlando reveals that 67 members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)  have been arrested by the Police. 

The Arrest includes the group Herbalist, learnt that the incident occurred at Mmahu Egbema in Imo State. 

The statement by the Police spokesman stated that they member of the above mentioned group was because of illegal gathering and other offences. 

Mr. Orlando recalled that the Group members converged somewhere in Owerri North before moving to Egbema before they were arrested by soldiers. 

The soldiers, Ikeokwu said, called the police for einforcement who arrested and took custody of the offenders to the State Police Command, Owerri.

Ikeokwu said that the arrested members of the group were heading to the residence of one Cyprian Amadi in Abashieke, Egbema in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area, said to be a herbalist, to fortify themselves against bullet. 

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The police spokesman also stated that the group is planning an attack on security agencies with the aim of snatching weapons.

He recalled 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,’ Ikeokwu said.

He warned that the police will not tolerate any form of gathering from the group which has been proscribed by the Federal Government.

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