Police Stops IPOB Meeting In Bayelsa, Arrest 10




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Personnel Operation Puff Adder Bayelsa Command have interrupted a secret meeting organized by members proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in a private school in Okutukutu axis of Yenagoa, state capital.

The security operatives also arrested 10 persons attending the meeting which is alleged be part a plan allegedly unleash mayhem on some parts Bayelsa State.

A book titled “The Chain of Nigeria Broken (The story of our journey )” was also recovered the suspects during the raid on the meeting by security operatives on Tuesday afternoon June 1.

An eyewitness told Daily Trust a legal practitioner and the headmaster of the school were among the ten persons arrested.

“The suspects were arrested by a team of Operation Puff Adder when plain-clothed policemen and uniformed ones stormed the area.

“Many residents started moving into homes avoid being caught on the wrong side of the . They proceeded the school and we were shocked when they brought out people in handcuffs. We thought the school was empty.”

In what seems to be a confirmation of the arrest, Bayelsa spokesperson, Asinim Butswat warned members of the public in the State to stay clear any form of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (lPOB).

Butswat also disclosed intelligence available to the Command indicates some misguided elements are planning to -up IPOB cells in the State, hinting Operatives are on trail and monitoring activities.

He Said;

“The Command will decisively any person or group of persons that attempt to disrupt the prevailing and peaceful security in the State.

“The Bayelsa Command hereby, to the good people of Bayelsa State to go about lawful and legitimate businesses, as the security agencies are on ground to ensure that and order is maintained in the State”

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