- The police in the Ibusa, Anioma community of Delta have arrested a gang of IPOB members who terrorise citizens
- According to a claim by Lauretta Onochie, the outlawed group was imported into the community by a politician
- Onochie called on the police to fish out the sponsors of the gang, their interest, and who they actually work for
The police command in Delta state on Friday, December 10, nabbed some hitmen of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The mission which was carried out by a special team set up by the commissioner of police in the state, Ari Mohammed Ali, led to the arrest of some armed IPOB criminals and the seizure of the sophisticated ammunition.
It was gathered that the gang has been operating in and terrorising Ibusa in Anioma community, Delta.
The welcome development was shared on the Facebook page of Lauretta Onochie, a presidential media aide who alleged that the presence of the IPOB members and their activities were made possible by an unnamed "crooked politician".
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In her post on Friday, Onochie noted that the police have a lot of questions to ask in their investigations, such as "Who employed them to terrorise Anioma people? Who armed them? Who has been funding their terrorism? Whose interest do they represent?"
"Igbuzo (Ibusa) is an Anioma community in Delta State of Nigeria, a town that has produced more noble sons and daughters than most other communities in Nigeria.
"When I said Fulani herdsmen were not the ones killing our Anioma people, many said I was half Fulani.
"Do I give a toss? Nope.
"Thank you to the Delta state commissioner of police, Ari Mohammed Ali, and his men for busting this gang of terrorists imported into our area by a crooked politician."
Nnamdi Kanu: Buhari says he’ll consider request for IPOB leader’s release
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari had promised to consider the request for an unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of IPOB.
Kanu, who is currently standing trial for treason, was in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
The president made the promise on Friday, November 19 while receiving a group under the aegis of Highly Respected Igbo Greats, led by First Republic parliamentarian and Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, at State House, Abuja.