Enugu State Police Command has arrested 140 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) within Nsukka area of the state.
Confirming the arrest, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, SP Ebere Amaraizu, during an interview with newsmen in Enugu today said the IPOB members, included 130 males and 10 females.
Amaraizu said they were arrested for allegedly organising unlawful procession and display of proscribed items against the nation.
Amaraizu said: “Through a joint security taskforce, 140 IPOB members were arrested on Wednesday while engaging in unlawful procession and display of proscribed items against the nation.
The PPRO said that the suspects would be charged to court on Thursday after going through documentation procedures for identification.
“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.
NAN recalls that a Federal High Court in Abuja on Sept. 21, 2017, gave judicial backing to President Muhammadu Buhari’s Executive Order, which outlawed IPOB, and declared its activities as illegal and acts of terrorism.