Army hands over 27 IPOB members to Abia State Police Command

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The leadership of 14 Brigade Headquarters of the Nigerian Army, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Barracks, Ohafia, Abia State has handed over 27 members of Pro-Biafra protesters to the State Command of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF).

The pro-Biafra members who consist of 4 females and 23 males were arrested in Aba, the commercial nerve of the state while they were holding a protest.

Information gathered has it that the group who marched round the city were arrested by soldiers attached to Ngwa High School Forward Operation Base (FOB) under 144 Battalion Headquarters.

Sources at the army FOB told our reporter that pro-Biafra group claimed that they were members of the Biafran Army; an arm of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a claim that the IPOB spokesman, Comrade Emma Powerful had in a press statement debunked.

According to a source at Ngwa High School army FOB, the group members were marching towards the Osisioma axis of the Aba-Owerri Expressway when they were accosted by the soldiers on duty.