Troops of the Nigerian Army have arrested at least 27 members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Eye9ja reports that one out of the arrested IPOB members was nabbed in possession of an AK-47 rifle.
The arrested members of the proscribed group include 23 men and four women.
This online news platform understands that the Nigerian Army troops of the 144 Battalion, 82 Division, made the arrest on Tuesday, October 1.
The Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, made the arrest known in a statement obtained by Eye9ja on Thursday.
Iliyasu’s statement said the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, had directed that all Army formations and unit commanders sustained their operational activities nationwide.
Iliyasu said, “One of the suspects was shot in his right leg as he tried to shoot at own troops. Normalcy has since been restored in that area as troops continued to maintain surveillance in the general area.
“The Chief of Army Staff hereby solicits the support of our citizens in availing the army units and formations nationwide with timely information that will assist them in ridding the communities of criminal elements.”