Police arrest IPOB members in Rivers

Rivers State Police Command has said that ten suspected members of the disbanded Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and seven imposters of the civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) have been arrested in various parts of the state.

Okon Effiong, the State Commissioner of Police, made the announcement during a press conference in Port Harcourt on Friday.

According to Effiong, the arrests were made after officers raided their hideouts based on credible intelligence.

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He stated that the suspected IPOB members were apprehended in Oyigbo, on the outskirts of Port Harcourt, and that the fake civilian JTF members were apprehended in Omoku and Ahoada, both in Rivers State.

He said, “On December 23, 2022, we received information that some IPOB members have started relocating to Rivers State.

“We had to work on that intelligence and we discovered where they stay in an estate in Oyigbo. The building they stay in the estate was raided and ten of them were arrested.

“Interestingly, four of them arrested were identified as the key players in the burning down of the Oyigbo Police Station during the #EndSARS riot.

“And one of them has been on the wanted list of the police since February this year.”


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