#Orlu: Nigerian troops arrest 20 suspected IPOB’s ESN personnel, recover arms ~ Matter Arising

Following the presence of the military in Orlu town, Imo state, troops of 82 Division Nigerian Army arrested 20 people suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Members of the group who were made up of 16 men and 4 women have all been handed over to the Nigerian Police Force by the army.

According to report made available to Matter Arising by Col Aliyu Yusuf, the deputy director, army public relations on Monday, February 22.

Yusuf in his address gave an update on major activities by the proscribed group in Orlu local government area, Imo state.
He added that the various operations progressed satisfactorily after the conduct of aggressive patrol.

Items and arms recovered from the IPOB training camps members during the raid in Imo and Anambra state include 1 AK47, 1 local-made pistol, 1 dane gun, 5 local cartridge ammo, 2 IPOB flags, 1 ESN flag, 1 IPOB signpost, and 1 gen BTY.

Others are 1 vehicle battery, 1 water pumping machine, 4 GD black belt, 1 military fragmental jacket, 1 mobile handset, 1 ladies motorcycle, 4 twine rope, and 1 chain saw.



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