20 IPOB members arrested in Oryol for attacking soldiers (photo)
At least 20 members of the indigenous population of Biafra, IPOB, were arrested in Orel, Imo State.
According to PRNigeria. the arrest of members of the separatist group follows the recent attacks on soldiers and civilians in the city of Orel.
IPOB members using Orel as a base reportedly ambushed and killed our soldiers, who were accompanied by the director of civil affairs, Brigadier General Nzan and his team during the inspection of the project. Civilians and military personnel in the nearby township of Nkverre, PR Nigeria reportedly citing an unnamed intelligence source.
IPOB militias would also seize weapons and a vehicle belonging to the military.
“Since the beginning of the year, the actions of the IPOB militias due to their erratic and unreasonable demands for secession have negatively impacted the security situation in the area.
“The actions of elements of threat have led to an increase in organized crime such as armed robberies, car thefts, kidnapping, rape and various violent crimes.
“There were attacks on civilians, police and military personnel at checkpoints and in the escort service.
The website also reported that items and equipment, including AK-47 assault rifles, locally made pistols, Danish pistols, cartridges, IPOB flags, a pump for pumping water, fragments of military jackets, cell phones, etc., were found during a raid on training IPOB camps in the state of Imo and Anambra.
“We remind you that troops of the 34th Brigade, in cooperation with the Imo State Police Command, on Friday, January 22, 2021, raided the Okporo / Ezenta and Akata area of the Orlu local government to find the body of a dead police officer. elements of IPOB.
“During the raids, a member of the IPOB was killed and a car (jeep) was found. Various IPOB training camps were also found and destroyed. ”
Similarly, a raid operation was carried out by the combined forces of the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air Force and Nigerian Police last Wednesday in a forest near the village of Lilu in the Ichiala region of Anambra state.
“Since then, the troops have continued to exploit themselves in the IPOB camps. The militias were suspected of fleeing with their killed colleagues and with gunshot wounds of varying severity, ”the source said.