The commissioner of police in Abia state, Anthony Ogbizi, has revealed how his men succeeded in resolving the tension that almost enveloped the south-eastern part of Nigeria and championed by run-away Nnamdi Kanu.
In an interview he granted The Punch, Ogbizi also revealed that some weapons were recovered from some of Kanu’s boys.
He further noted that those who stood as sureties for Kanu should be able to tell the people his whereabouts.
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“We recovered weapons like petrol bomb, rifles and other weapons. We also recovered their insignias; we got a lot of information concerning the military wing of IPOB that they were training and teaching their members military tactics.
“Nnamdi Kanu was charged to court; he still has a case in court. He was granted bail by the court, but we heard that he jumped bail.
“The sureties, who secured the bail conditions for Nnamdi Kanu, should tell us his whereabouts.
“As for Nnamdi Kanu’s parents, they have the right to live anywhere they want. Nobody stopped them from going back to their house, but if they decide to live elsewhere, it is their choice.
“None of them is in the custody of the police; so, we are not in a position to say where they are,” he said in the interview.
The commissioner who is happy he was able to quell the tension in Abia, said he was posted to the state from the railway command "at a time when there was near collapse of law and order.
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There were targeted killings, burning of properties, particularly motor vehicles, burning of police station and killing of police officers.
We lost a police officer; an assistance superintendent of police and one other officer was injured in Aba when I came."
NAIJ.com earlier reported that no fewer than 11 persons suspected to be members of the outlawed Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) were recently nabbed by the police command in Enugu state.
The suspects were arrested on February 27 around WAEC Bus-Stop in Independent Layout within Enugu metropolis at about 1pm.
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