The new Abia State Commissioner of Police, Anthony Ogbizi, has announced that at least 59 suspected members of the now outlawed group, IPOB have been arrested by security officials. adding that the suspects will be prosecuted for murder, arson and other related crimes.
Ogbizi disclosed this during a press briefing and parade of seven suspected members of IPOB at Ariaria police station in Aba.
The police head in the state said following the proscription of IPOB by governors in the South East and its declaration as a terrorist group by the Nigerian Army, anybody found with Biafra materials would be arrested and prosecuted.
“They would be prosecuted under the Anti Terrorism Act to ensure they were properly dealt with.” He said.