Thirty-three suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) arrested on Friday during a bloody protest at Nnewi, Anambra State, will be arraigned for terrorism, murder, vandalism and theft, the police said yesterday.
IPOB members who were on a street protest in the commercial city had a face-off with the police, leading to the death of Inspector Akinbami Olaniyi.
Two others – a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Babalola Adewunyi, a Chief Superintendent (CSP) and ASP Micheal Duru – were wounded.
According to the police, the IPOB members also snatched two service AK-47 rifles and a Beretta pistol with ammunition, as they allegedly attacked innocent bystanders with cutlasses.
In a statement yesterday, police spokesman Jimoh Moshood, an acting Deputy Commissioner (Ag. DCP), said the actions of IPOB members contravened the provisions of Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act, 2013. Read more