- The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Saturday, June 3, said the Department of State Services and the Nigeria police Force was out to cause trouble in Umuahia
- The IPOB said security institutions are focused on intimidating its members and leader Nnamdi Kanu
- The IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu also threatened to shutdown Umuahia if the police and the DSS continue their surveillance in the city
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Saturday, June 3, said the Department of State Services and the Nigeria police Force was out to cause trouble in Umuahia, Abia state's capital city.
IPOB alleged that the security institutions are focused on intimidating its members and leader Nnamdi Kanu.
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In a statement, the group said Isiama Afara Ukwu, the hometown of its leaders was currently flooded with vans belonging to the Nigeria police and the DSS.
The IPOB said the numerous vans were patrolling the streets of Afara Ukwu and were also seen at strategic positions close to the resident of IPOB leader.
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Also, sources within the Kanu's family to Legit.ng that the vans were used to convey the security operatives in plain clothes around the hometown of the IPOB leader.
"Since morning, they have been patrolling here and director is not happy.
"When we were talking about it, he said if they (security) continues like this, he will mobilize IPOB members from all states in Nigeria and shut down Umuahia," a source said.
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Legit.ng had earlier reported that how the Nigeria police began land and aerial surveillance ahead of the May 30, IPOB's sit-at-home protest.
The surveillance, the police said was part of security arrangement to ensure peace and tranquility during the protest.
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