Nigerian Army Arrests 27 IPOB Members, Recover AK-47 Rifle

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No fewer than 27 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu, has been arrested by the Nigerian Army.

Naija News reports that the Nigerian Army said that its troops on Operation Mesa, arrested the 27 IPOB members on Thursday and recovered an AK-47 rifle from one of them, Oliver Onyebunachi, in Imo State.

The Nigerian Army said the 27 IPOB members, who were 23 men and four women, were apprehended by troops of 144 Battalion, 82 Division, on October 1.

This online news platform understands that this was made known in a statement issued by the army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu.

Iliyasu said the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, had directed that all army formations and unit commanders sustained their operational activities nationwide.

The statement reads in part, “One of the suspects was shot in his right leg as he tried to shoot at own troops. Normalcy has since been restored in that area as troops continued to maintain surveillance in the general area.

“The Chief of Army Staff hereby solicits the support of our citizens in availing the army units and formations nationwide with timely information that will assist them in ridding the communities of criminal elements.”

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  1. This is getting serious, how would IPOB members be seen with guns, government should do something about this or this will turn into a war

  2. I think the Nigerian Army has tried on this but for a complete success the culprits should be punished justice and I indulge the army to make more efforts on achieving a complete success

  3. Someone cannot just wake up and pick a gun an Ak-47 for that matter. It’s our so called leaders that are supplying them this arms and ammunition. I urge the Federal government to think about the masses and stop being selfish

  4. What a great put together by the soldiers
    They should do likewise to the boko haram so we will have peace in Nigeria

  5. A job well done deserves a handsome praise I think this Nigerian army have done great on this and they should be encouraged to do more especially those our leaders who thought the country economy is not important to them

  6. The 27 IPOB members, who were 23 men and four women, were apprehended by troops of 144 Battalion, 82 Division, on October 1.

  7. God pls continue to expose everyone that want war in this country. None of them shall see sleep until they decide to let peace reign in Nigeria. What’s wrong with this so called BIAFRA people…

  8. What has this country turn into arms are now things anyone believe he can just have in possession just because they can afford it not for security reasons or anything else but to give to those touts and be using it for their personal wickedness

    • What are IPOB members doing with Gun for God sake.. There are different issues to tackle in this country. May God guide us

  9. It’s high time Government started investigating IPOB members cause some of them are terrorists in disguise cause i don’t know what they’re doing with such sophisticated weapon.

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