- In a bid to contain violence in the state and also keep the residents out of danger, the Imo state police command has made a big arrest
- The command's spokesperson, Micheal Abattam, disclosed to newsmen that a 50-year-old man has been arrested for manufacturing a bomb for the IPOB
- According to the command, the arrest was a success following the raid of the Force last Wednesday at the bomb factory through credible information made available to the police
The Imo state police command on Friday, April 22, said it arrested and paraded a 50-year-old-man one Simeon Onigbo, suspected to be a bomb manufacturer for the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, used in attacking police stations and government facilities in the state.
The state police public relations officer, PPRO, Micheal Abattam, disclosed this to newsmen in Owerri, Vanguard reports.
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The command said it was last Wednesday it uncovered and raided the IPOB bomb manufacturing camp at Uba Umuaka in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State, based on the credible information that was made available to the Police.
However, he said the suspect had mentioned the names of other suspects in the bomb manufacturing within and outside the states.
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How the suspect was caught
According to the Command, “the Police Operatives immediately mobilised to the hideout of the terror group located at Uba Umuaka in Njaba LGA of Imo State and raided the camp.
In the course of the raid, one Simeon Onigbo ‘male’ age 50 years was arrested.
“On the spot interrogation, the suspect admitted being the manufacturer of most of the Improvised Explosive Devices ( I.E.Ds) used in attacking police stations in the State and outside the State."
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