The Enugu Sate police command has confirmed the arrested 140 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for allegedly organising unlawful procession.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Ebere Amaraizu, in a statement by the on Thursday, stated that members of the pro-Biafra group were in possession of illegal items.
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.”
“As at yesterday afternoon and evening, police operatives did a proper profiling of the suspects and collected confessionary statements from them as well.’’
“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.
He added that the suspects would be charged to court on Thursday after going through documentation procedures for identification.
Relating to the sit-at-home order given by IPOB, he added that the police would ensure that law-abiding citizens go about their activities “without fear of intimidation or molestation.”
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