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Three Suspected IPOB Members Arrested In Cross River



Three Suspected IPOB Members Arrested In Cross River

Two persons were arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm

Operatives of Cross River state Police Command have arrested three suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The state Police Commissioner, Sule Balarabe, disclosed this during a parade of the suspects, who were arrested by the command between August and November.

The suspected IPOB members were identified as Richard Ukehad, 29; Esther Asado, 29, and Chief Isaac Ebebe, 44.

Mr Balarabe said that the suspects were arrested at their camp in Bebe III community in Obanliku Local Government Area of the state following an intelligence report.

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“On the strength of the information, the military, in collaboration with Anti-Cultism/kidnapping squad, swung into action and the three were arrested,” he stated.

The commissioner said that two dane guns, one Biafra uniform, one Biafra flag, one axe, knife, four explosive devices, two suspected explosive chemical, charms, a Police beret, and live cartridge were recovered at their camp.

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Balarabe said that the suspects would be charged to court once the investigation is completed on the matter.

He further said that two persons were arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm while one was also arrested for armed robbery and kidnapping within the same period.

He added that two AK47 riffles and 200 rounds of AK47 lives ammunition belonging to the kidnappers were recovered by the command.

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While promising to rid the state of crime and criminality during and after the yuletide, the Commissioner warned politicians against violence and any unlawful act that will compromise peace in Cross River.

“The command, therefore, warns all political parties, their candidates and supporters, to play by the rule and abide by all the laws guiding the election process in the country as infractions would not be tolerated,” he added.

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