Biafra: Police Arrest 37 IPOB Members In Abia Over Tuesday’s Protest

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Suspected IPOB members dressed in Jewish robe, protest in Umuahia, Abia, Tuesday, December 11.

Abia State Command, says it has arrested thirty-seven suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for staging a protest in Umuahia, the Abia state capital.

Concise News had reported earlier that suspected IPOB members dressed in Jewish robe, shut down the streets of Umuahia, the Abia State on Tuesday, demanding Biafra restoration.

The protest came weeks after thirty-three members of the group were arrested in Nnewi, Anambra state and paraded for purportedly killing a police officer during its procession.

During today’s protest, the suspected IPOB members carried placards with several inscriptions including “the Jewish State of Biafra” amongst others.

Speaking on the protest, the Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Chris Ezike in a telephone interview with The Nation newspaper, said the command arrested thirty-seven members of the outlawed secessionist group.

The Abia Police Commissioner added that the personnel of the command also recovered Israeli and Biafra insignia from the IPOB members.

Ezike stated that law will soon take its cause after they have profiled members of the outlawed group.

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