By Shojobi Abisola
The Ebonyi State Police Command has arrested some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who are accused of killing two officers last year.
Chris Anyanwu, the state Police spokesperson, According to a statement, the suspects were apprehended in a yellow mini-bus on Ishieke road while on their way to a deadly mission.
The police mouthpiece recalled that in May 2021, armed men attacked the Divisional Police headquarters in Ugbodo, in the state’s Ebonyi local government area, killing an Inspector and a Sergeant on duty.
Anyanwu stated that the command has since deployed tactical teams to monitor the hoodlums’ movements.
According to him, the personnel recently acted on credible information and intercepted the suspects who were driving in a mini-bus without a registration number.
He said that on sighting the police team, the hoodlums opened fire, but men of the command demobilized their vehicle and arrested some of them while others escaped.
Anyanwu listed the names of some of the arrested alleged IPOB members as Chimezie Emeh, Anthony Joseph Osilame, Peter Egbunike, and Ifeanyi Emetu. Others are Longinus Idenyi, Ogbonnaya Neankwo, H Mezie and Eze Nnabuike.
He said the command also recovered some vehicles, including Toyota Corolla LE, Toyota Camry 2002 model, Toyota Camry (Tiny Light), and Toyota Sienna, 2000 model.
According to him, the killers of the police officers were among 20 suspects allegedly working for Eastern Security Network (ESN), the armed wing of IPOB.