Soldiers apprehend alleged IPOB members canvassing against voting in Anambra governorship election (photos)
Some alleged members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been caught while they reportedly went about warning people in Anambra state to avoid coming out during the governorship election which is scheduled to hold on November 18.
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The suspects were identified as Chidiebere Nwaona, 35; Nwagbougwu Okeke, 55, and John Nwaogazi, 50 – were apprehended on Sunday at Alaoji Flyover in Aba by troops of 144 Battalion, 82 Division, who were on a patrol in the area.
The suspected members of the agitating group recently declared a terrorist organisation by the Nigerian authorities were arrested by officers of the Nigerian Army.
The soldiers who arrested some of the suspected IPOB members. Credit: Sahara Reporters
The suspects were armed with some leaflets with the inscription bearing the message: No election in Anambra state and the entire Biafra Land until referendum is conducted. Biafrans, sit at home on 18th November.
Copies of the leaflets the suspects were arrested with. Credit: Sahara Reporters
The arrest of the suspects came days after the convener of Why It Must Be PDP in 2019, Chinedu Eya, warned the IPOB and its members against trying to provoke the Nigerian forces again.
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Eya warned the organisation to stop asking people not to come out and vote during the election.
In a video he posted on social media, he reminded the members of the group that the supposed leader of the organisation, Nnamdi Kanu, had disappeared after causing the death of innocent people.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) doled out a detailed security plan ahead of the November 18 governorship election in Anambra state.
In an email sent to NAIJ.com, by the force public relations officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood, the NPF said three commissioners of police are to be in charge of each senatorial district, to coordinate the security operations in the state throughout the electioneering period.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of department of operations of the force is the overall head of the security team and will be assisted by an Assistant Inspector General of Police to supervise the deployment of security personnel for the elections throughout the state.
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