- The Nigerian Army has taken a firm move against the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Imo
- During the operation, soldiers arrested 27 members of the group on Thursday, October 3
- The Army media officer, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, said that soldiers recovered an AK-47 rifle from one of the members
Not less than 27 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) comprised of 23 males and 4 females were on Thursday, October 3, arrested by the Nigeria Army in Imo.
Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, the Nigeria Army operations media coordinator, who revealed the development, said that the soldiers recovered an AK-47 rifle from one of those arrested, The Nation reports.
Iliyasu added that one of the members of the southeast group was shot in the leg as he attempted to shoot at soldiers, adding that following the presence of military personnel in the area, peace has returned to the place.
Moreover, the Army media officer said that Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has ordered all formations and unit commanders to sustain their operational duties.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that youths of Igbo extraction on Tuesday, October 1, called on Nigerians to throw weight behind the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, especially in his Next Level vision.
The youths said that groups from all geopolitical zones in the country should support the current administration especially as Nigeria was celebrating its 59th independence anniversary.
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