Tension in Southeast as FG arrests IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu

Tension in Southeast as FG arrests IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been arrested by the Federal Government.

There has been tension in some parts of the Southeast over possible attacks by his loyalists.

Recall that After over two years of man-hunt, the federal on Tuesday disclosed that they rearrested the self-acclaimed Biafran leader.

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN who confirmed the event , said he was arrested by a combined team of Nigerian and foreign security agents during a coordinated interception.

DAILY POST correspondent who spoke to some residents gathered that palpable fear has enveloped some cities within the region particularly, Imo State where the IPOB member allegedly wreaked havoc within the recent months.

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Recall that the group’s security wing which has been severally accused of attacking security operatives and destroying government facilities within the region had chosen Orlu in Imo State as their hideout.

A corps member serving within the area who identified herself as Jennifer told our correspondent that they’re currently in fear of what may happen next.

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“Definitely they’ll avenge the arrest of their leader who was disgraced globally today. We are being careful, watching our steps”.

“Many of the residents have returned from work already unlike other days when a number of them return in the dark . Seriously, we don’t know what may happen tonight”.

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Another source, Mr Ikechukwu Anthony who spoke from Aba in Abia State described things within the state as a “sober reflection”.

He said residents including some loyalists of the arrested Biafra insurgent were shocked once they heard the arrest.

Efforts to succeed in the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Nasiru Mohammed proved abortive at press time as he was unable to require his calls and will not answer text messages forwarded to him.

However, the Police PR Officer in Ebonyi State, DSP Odah Loveth Obianuju who spoke exclusively to DAILY POST said many the IPOB members are arrested following the arrest of their leader.

She said the arrested members have confessed to several crimes within the state while dangerous rifles were recovered from them.

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When asked about the present situation within the state, she told our correspondent that there was no tension, stressing that residents were going about their normal businesses.

“Everywhere is calm, there’s no tension anywhere. we’ve broken their wing. just like the statement we just released, we’ve been ready to arrest an honest number of them and a few have confessed to many crimes within the state”, the PPRO stated.

She expressed optimism that the command would soon restore normalcy to the state.

“We are working towards returning Ebony State to the standard peaceful people we wont to know”, she added.

Source: Dailypost NG


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