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|Police Arrest 15 IPOB, MASSOB Members In Ebonyi by Ctorch: 6:54pm On Aug 14|
The Ebonyi State Police Command , on Wednesday , confirmed the arrest of 15 suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra and Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign States of Biafra in the state .
They were arrested in a bush at Amasiri Community in the Afikpo North Local Government Area of the State , on Tuesday , August 13 , 2019 , by a combined team of the men of the Nigerian Police and other security agencies .
The suspects were allegedly planning how to hold their 2019 summit in the state .
The groups ’ annual meeting, our correspondent gathered , was billed to take place between Tuesday , August 13 and Wednesday , August 14 , 2019 in the state .
The PUNCH reports that the arrest of members of the separatists ’ groups , came , 24 hours after the Ebonyi State Government, led by Governor David Umahi, maintained that the IPOB remained a proscribed organisation and warned members of the public against its activities in the state.
In a statement signed by the Command ’ s spokesperson , Loveth Odah , “ The Ebonyi State Police Command , in active collaboration with other security agencies in the state , while acting on credible intelligence report that IPOB /MASSOB members will have their 2019 convention in the state , on 13 and 14 August , 2019 , embarked on massive “ show of force ” covering the entire length and breadth of the state with particular focus on identified flashpoints .
“ The exercise dominated the entire state and frustrated the activities of IPOB / MASSOB members , thereby denying them the opportunity to hold their meeting in the prearranged venue .
“ They were however traced to a hideout in the bush around Amasiri community, in Afikpo North LGA of the state where fifteen (15 ) members led by one Rev . Ogonna Nnachi ‘ M’ , about 70 years of age were arrested . Items recovered from them include Biafra Currency ( 2 pounds ), branded Biafra T- Shirts , caps and bangles .
“ Upon interrogation, their leader Rev . Ogbonna narrated that they were planning the burial of one of their members who died in Lagos , but was to be buried in Ohaozara LGA of the state and also planning the building of a monument in honour of late Odumegwu Ojukwu at Owerri Imo State . The arrested members were handed over to SCID for further interrogation and profiling . ”
Odah added, “ Ebonyi State Police Command will continue to explore all crime - fighting tactics by combing all hideouts of criminals / criminal - minded persons with the view to deny them the space to carry out their acts.
“ The general public is as usual enjoined to assist the police and other security agencies by providing credible information on any suspicious activity and movements of persons or goods . ”
|Re: Police Arrest 15 IPOB, MASSOB Members In Ebonyi by Mutemenot(m): 6:55pm On Aug 14|
|Re: Police Arrest 15 IPOB, MASSOB Members In Ebonyi by MelesZenawi: 6:57pm On Aug 14|
What do I know..
Umahi has already started make good his threat.
Something is wrong somewhere.
|Re: Police Arrest 15 IPOB, MASSOB Members In Ebonyi by simonlee(m): 7:00pm On Aug 14|
So this is how Umahi wants to show his allegiance to Tinubu and the cabal so he'll be handed the 2023 VP slot... arresting his own people fighting for their cause!
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|Re: Police Arrest 15 IPOB, MASSOB Members In Ebonyi by Smoke55: 7:01pm On Aug 14|
misplaced periority! hope they will be this fast in arresting the killer herdmen in the state also!! nonsense and ingredient!!
|Re: Police Arrest 15 IPOB, MASSOB Members In Ebonyi by dokyOloye: 7:02pm On Aug 14|
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|Re: Police Arrest 15 IPOB, MASSOB Members In Ebonyi by gidgiddy: 7:09pm On Aug 14|
Items recovered from them include Biafra Currency ( 2 pounds ), branded Biafra T- Shirts , caps and bangles .
Look at what the police went for.
Had it been herdsmen who were operating in the same place, would they rushed there with the same speed?
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|Re: Police Arrest 15 IPOB, MASSOB Members In Ebonyi by eleko1: 7:22pm On Aug 14|
Buratai and his pythons shud brace up for the coming shitties holocaust up North
|Re: Police Arrest 15 IPOB, MASSOB Members In Ebonyi by Ultimatezlant: 7:24pm On Aug 14|
|Re: Police Arrest 15 IPOB, MASSOB Members In Ebonyi by Officialgarri: 7:28pm On Aug 14|
Do not believe everything you read in the news o, even from Almighty punch.
Ask people wey dey d ground for first hand information
|Re: Police Arrest 15 IPOB, MASSOB Members In Ebonyi by Remimadrid(m): 7:43pm On Aug 14|
The foot soldiers are been arrested while thier leader is lavishing in the UK.
Bunch of hypocrites.
|Re: Police Arrest 15 IPOB, MASSOB Members In Ebonyi by Unik3030: 7:48pm On Aug 14|
this is where d igbos are needed most but no they won't come here, they are more concerned about how to useless sowore n label Yoruba's coward despite the fact that their house is burning.
|Re: Police Arrest 15 IPOB, MASSOB Members In Ebonyi by kayusely70(m): 8:06pm On Aug 14|
These are just scrapegoats their leaders are in overseas
|Re: Police Arrest 15 IPOB, MASSOB Members In Ebonyi by michelz: 8:07pm On Aug 14|
I see some people up there castigating Umahi for this.
No sane governor wants his state to be thrown into rancour.
This group has been proscribed as a terrorist group, why would you now knowingly be associated with them?
The security agencies are there to do their job against such people.
What IPOB should have done is to challenge the proscription in court, while all affected parties maintain status quo.
There are mischievous people around waiting for the slightest opportunity to unleash mayhem on innocent people. Why give them such opportunity?
|Re: Police Arrest 15 IPOB, MASSOB Members In Ebonyi by gidgiddy: 9:14pm On Aug 14|
IPOB case against its proscription is currently at the appeal court. Be that as it may, does it mean that people can no longer gather and discuss burial plans for a member who died in Lagos? This same Ebonyi state has witnessed several herdsmen attacks in places like Ohaozara, Afikpo and Izzi. Women have been raped and people killed. You will never hear of Umahi or the Nigerian police reacting fast to that one.
But if some Biafran supporters hold a meeting to discuss the burial of one of their members, the police will move faster than Ben Johnson to arrest unarmed non violent people
|Re: Police Arrest 15 IPOB, MASSOB Members In Ebonyi by michelz: 9:40pm On Aug 14|
gidgiddy:Bro,you're getting your news from the wrong source. Ebonyi state has been relatively peaceful with regards to Fulani herdsmen attack.
Ask anybody who resides in Ebonyi State about that. I don't see any need to start heating up the polity more than it is already. Since the IPOB case is still in court, why gather - for any reason- on the aegis of IPOB?
Like I mentioned earlier, the ordinary citizens will bear the brunt if things go out of control?
Who guarantees that? Is it Nnamdi KANU safely tucked away abroad or Uwazurike that can run away at any time and deny the ones culpable?
|Re: Police Arrest 15 IPOB, MASSOB Members In Ebonyi by helinues: 9:41pm On Aug 14|
Let the crack down begins
Be it Sowore, Ipobs or Adeyinka Grandson
|Re: Police Arrest 15 IPOB, MASSOB Members In Ebonyi by MelesZenawi: 9:52pm On Aug 14|
What a people.
Unity sweet una die.
|Re: Police Arrest 15 IPOB, MASSOB Members In Ebonyi by gidgiddy: 11:05pm On Aug 14|
People like you make me laugh. Is IPOB an armed group? No
Have they killed anybody? No
Have they touched anybody in Ebonyi state? No
Is it against the law to discuss burial now? No
That's is the people you say are heating the polity, a group of unarmed non violent people discussing burial
But in the same Nigeria, everyday you will hear that herdsmen, Boko haram, Niger Delta militants and different sorts of bandits are all armed and killing people all over the place.
But the people that are discussing burial are the real terrorist heating up the polity? Ok oo
The problem of herdsmen in Ebonyi is a big problem, the news below says it all
|Re: Police Arrest 15 IPOB, MASSOB Members In Ebonyi by michelz: 6:18am On Aug 15|
gidgiddy:I took my time and went through the links you posted,there's nothing there to get someone unnecessarily worried.
About 2 of the sources reported same isolated incident that happened last year,while the rest are nothing serious.
Ebonyi state has been relatively peaceful.
Like I told you earlier,call anybody you know there and ask him/her.
Now,the point is not about the legality of the proscription, no. It is not even whether Boko haram,militants and others should be proscribed. The fact is that IPOB has been proscribed,and it becomes unlawful for anyone to gather under the group for burial discussion, marriage discussion, or anything.
Do you expect the security agencies to just sit back,fold their hands and watch a "terrorist group" hold meeting right under their nose?
You see,there are certain issues we should learn to approach without sentiments.
IPOB might be a peaceful group, but there could be people out there(could be anybody sponsored by anybody) waiting to seize any opportunity to cause chaos. At the end of the day what happens? People could lose their lives yet again,properties destroyed and who would be held responsible? Is that the sort of thing you want?
|Re: Police Arrest 15 IPOB, MASSOB Members In Ebonyi by Area4Area: 6:35am On Aug 15|
gidgiddy:Burial plans kee them there, why in the bush and not in the open or is IPOB and MASSOB now occultic?
|Re: Police Arrest 15 IPOB, MASSOB Members In Ebonyi by gidgiddy: 7:48am On Aug 15|
Yeah I understand your point. If you are proscribed, dont even gather to discuss a burial because it could seized on by others to cause chaos and security agencies should not allow a meeting of a proscribed group happen under their nose
But if you are not proscribed, like the armed killer herdsmen, you are free to slaughter thousands of Nigerians every year, rape women and attack people in Ebonyi from time to time and the security agents will do nothing.
As intelligent people like you know, the killing of people is no big deal. The serious big deal which all serious security agents should come out for are those who gather to discuss a burial under a proscribed name. There is mo higher form of terrorism than this
Next time herdsmen are killing and raping in Ebonyi state, which will be just a matter of time, just remember "there is nothing to worry about" because they are yet to be proscribed. It will just be 'an isolated incident'. Proscription is what is important, not human life.
|Re: Police Arrest 15 IPOB, MASSOB Members In Ebonyi by gidgiddy: 7:53am On Aug 15|
Why wont they be in the Bush when your government has said that a group of unarmed people who killed nobody are terrorists?
The herdsmen are in bushes all over Nigeria killing people, those ones nice people who deserve Ruga
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