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Bayelsa: Police Arrest 10 IPOB Members



Ten persons suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been arrested for holding a secret meeting in a private school in  Bayelsa State.

The meeting, it was learnt, is a part of an alleged plan by IPOB to unleash mayhem on some parts of Yenagoa, the state capital.

The Nation gathered that men of the Operation Puff Adder of the Bayelsa State Police Command  arrested the suspect IPOB members at  Okutukutu in Yenagoa Local Government Area

Security sources said a lawyer  and headmaster of a school were among those arrested

Also, a book titled, ‘The Chain of One Nigeria Broken: The Story of our Journey to Freedom’, was said to have been recovered from the suspects.

One of the sources said: “The suspects locked themselves in one of the classrooms. When the Police arrived, they nearly turned back. But when they forced open one of the classrooms, they saw the suspected IPOB members there.”

Earlier yesterday, the Commissioner of Police,  Mike Okoli, had advised  residents to steer clear of any form of association with lPOB members.

Okoli stated that intelligence report indicated that some misguided elements were planning to set up IPOB cells in the state.

He, however, said that operatives were monitoring their activities.

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