Police order clampdown on MASSOB, arrest 22 members

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The police have arrested 22 members of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra and those of the Indigenous People of Biafra in some parts of the country.
The police said four suspects were apprehended in Anambra, six in Imo, 11 in Delta and one in Abia states.

A statement from the Force Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Kolawole, on Tuesday, in Abuja, said the arrests were sequel to the order by the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, who issued a clampdown on persons or group of persons inciting violence and social disorder across the country.

The police said all the persons so far arrested for inciting violence, irrespective of their class or status in the society, would be charged to court.

The statement reads, “The Inspector-General of Police has ordered an immediate clampdown on persons or group of persons inciting violence and social disorder across the country.

“This directive becomes imperative owing to the recent activities of (some) members of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra and the Indigenous People of Biafra in some parts of the country.

“This operational order empowers the police to arrest anybody fomenting any act of violence or disorder, or any act inimical to the security of the nation.

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