- A member of IPOB, Raphael Idang, has revealed how the group killed some soldiers and police officers
- Idang was among the 16 members of the group who were arrested by the police
- The suspected said he had carried out several operations that resulted in the death of some officers
Raphael Idang, a 31-year-old member of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has narrated how he and other IPOB members attacked and killed Nigerian soldiers and police officers.
Premium Times reports that IPOB is a separatist group agitating for the independent state of Biafra in Nigeria.
Legit.ng gathered that Idang, who hails from Odukpani, Cross River state, said he joined IPOB on March 17, 2020, and was recruited into its security arm, the Eastern Security Network (ESN), and has participated in the killing of close to a dozen security operatives, including four soldiers.
The suspect was among the 16 suspects arrested recently by the police over the spates of attack on officers and police facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southeast and the south-south regions.
Idang’s confessional statement is contained in video clips posted on Twitter on Monday, March 29, by the police.
The suspect, in the clips, described the attack on the military and police as “movement.”
He said his first “movement” was on January 21, 2020, where they attacked a police checkpoint on the road in Orlu, Imo state, killed two police officers, carted away three AK47 rifles and set ablaze a police patrol vehicle.
He also mentioned how they killed four Nigerian soldiers in January in Orlu and took away their rifles.
He said two other police officers were killed at another location.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the police arrested 16 members of the IPOB and recovered guns and bombs from them.
It was reported that this was disclosed in a statement released by the spokesperson of the police, Frank Mba, on Sunday, March 27.
The police accused the arrested suspects of being complicit in a series of violent and unprovoked attacks on security operatives and facilities in the southeast region and other states.