Biafra: IPOB clashes with security operatives in Akwa Ibom community

Biafra: IPOB clashes with security operatives in Akwa Ibom community

- Members of an outlawed group have reportedly fomented trouble in Akwa Ibom state

- In fact, they are said to have hoisted a flag of Biafra in a community in the state

- Meanwhile, the police are yet to confirm the attack on their operatives following a clash

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Without adequate management, there are likely to be clashes between security operatives and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra.

The developing situation is at Ikot Akpan community in Essien Udim local government area of Akwa Ibom state.

IPOB members reportedly hoisted a Biafra flag in the community after repelling security operatives.

Also, following the clash, the palace of the village head of the community was torched and security vehicles destroyed, Punch reports.

IPOB hoists Biafra flag in Akwa Ibom community, clashes with security operatives
The police is yet to confirm the attack by IPOB members in Akwa Ibom state. Credit: PoliceNG
Source: Twitter

Speaking on the incident, a source was reported to have claimed that the trouble started following the drafting of policemen against IPOB members.

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The outlawed group is alleged to be behind the targetted attacks on police formations and killing of police officers in the state

The source said the police stormed IPOB camp over this. He said the attack subsequently escalated.

The police public relations officer in the state, Odiko Macdon, has yet to confirm the attack.

Meanwhile, had reported that the Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, said the time has come for a president of Igbo extraction.

As a result of this, the group mandated its president, Professor George Obiozor, to ensure that the region produces the next president of Nigeria come 2023.

The task was given by the president at its Worldwide Elders Council meeting which held at the Banquet Hall of the Imo State Government House.

In another report, the leader and founder of the Biafra Independent Movement (BIM), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, appealed to south-east governors to take over the IPOB security outfit, the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

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Uwazurike further advised that the governors rejig the ESN and make it a responsible vigilante force for the southeast region.

He made the comment on Monday, March 1 when he addressed journalists in Owerri, the Imo state capital, on the recent security situation in the southeast.


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