10 Suspected IPOB Members Allegedly Arrested While ‘Planning To Attack Public Property’ In Bayelsa

There was confusion in Bayelsa State on Wednesday following stories that 10 suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra have been arrested whereas holding a secret assembly.

This got here after the Commissioner of Police, Mike Okoli, requested members of the group to steer clear of the state.


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Okoli additionally warned members of the general public to withstand any try to affiliate with the proscribed IPOB.

He mentioned obtainable intelligence to the command revealed plans by some members of IPOB to open cells within the state however assured that police operatives within the state have been on their path and monitoring their actions.

According to the PUNCH, a workforce of police detectives swooped on the IPOB members throughout their assembly in a personal faculty positioned within the Okutukutu space of the state capital, Yenagoa, following a tip-off.

They have been mentioned to be engaged on a plan to assault public property in some components of the state and {that a} e-book titled, ‘The Chain of One Nigeria Broken (The story of our journey to freedom),’ was recovered from the IPOB suspects.

A resident of the neighborhood, one Clifford, reportedly mentioned all of the suspects have been nabbed by males of the Operation Puff Adder.

He mentioned, “We seen some unusual actions of policemen in plainclothes and uniformed ones within the space.

“They proceeded to the school and we were shocked when they brought out people in handcuffs. We thought the school was empty.”

The police spokesman, Asinim Butswat, nonetheless, denied the stories when contacted saying, “No such arrest has taken place.”

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10 Suspected IPOB Members Allegedly Arrested While ‘Planning To Attack Public Property’ In Bayelsa

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