Police raid church in Enugu, march suspected IPOB members away

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ENUGU – Security operatives on Sunday raided a church on Owerri Road, Enugu , and marched suspected members Indigenous Biafra away.

In a , security operatives, especially , held guns while members church marched out one after other.

The church members were seen raising their hands and searched as they were being led away by gun-wielding security operatives.

“The Nigeria police and have just stormed a church on Owerri Road, Enugu , molesting over 50 men, both and young while matching them to an unknown destination.

“We are bringing this to the attention of the world. The lives of these men should not be wasted for no crime committed. They were only at a place of worship today being Sunday the 30th of 2021 and no arms were found with them,” a source told newsmen.

However, the police said 54 were brought to Headquarters for questioning for “gathering unlawfully” at Owerri Road, Ogui, Enugu.

Without making reference to the incident in the church, the Police Public Relations , Daniel Ndukwe, in the statement, said, “54 were seen to be unlawfully gathered at Owerri Road, Ogui, Enugu, and brought to Headquarters for questioning.

After nothing incriminating was found on them, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ndatsu Aliyu, psc, addressed and cautioned them to go home and maintain peace. They all left happily, please.”

IPOB had issued a sit-at-home order in the southeast on 31 to commemorate the death of many during the civil war that ended about 51 years ago.

But the had urged residents to “remain -abiding and vigilant as they go about their legitimate businesses while ignoring the sit-at-home order issued by the proscribed IPOB.

 appealed to the to report criminal elements and found fomenting trouble to the nearest police station. (The PUNCH)