MASSOB Members Arrested With Explosives In Imo State

MASSOB Members Arrested With Explosives In Imo State

The police in Imo state have arrested members of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), suspected to be in possession of  Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

The suspects, identified as Love Davison and Eze Charles, were said to have made the IEDs in a bid to disrupt peace in the state today as the governorship and House of Assembly elections take place.

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Parading the suspects at the Imo state police command headquarters in Owerri, the capital of the state, the command spokesman, Andrew Enwerem, said the men of the command arrested the suspects following a tip off. He said officers raided the hideout of the suspects at Umuokirika Ekwereazu in Mbaise LGA of the state, and arrested the two suspects.

He told Channels TV that efforts were being intensified by the police to apprehend the leader of the gang, whose identity is yet to be confirmed.

Recovered from the suspects were a drilling machine, gunpowder, tins of paint, thread, buckets and other items identified as components of the IEDs.

READ ALSO: MASSOB Suffers Casualties In The Hands Of Security Agents

Meanwhile, MASSOB has insisted on the removal of the Independent National Electoral Commission boss, Attahiru Jega. 


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Jerrywright Ukwu Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at

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