Five IPOB members arrested for killing a sergeant and snatching his AK-47 rifle

The police have reportedly arrested five people suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over the alleged killing of Mr. Joseph Nwaka, a police sergeant.

The Command’s spokesperson, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, in a statement on Saturday, May 15, said that the suspects were arrested in Isu LGA of the state, some on Thursday, May 13, and the others on Friday, May 14, by the Anti-Kidnapping Unit and other tactical teams of the command.

He also said that an AK-47 rifle with breech no 56-258115 and 15 Rounds of live ammunition were recovered from the suspects.

Other items recovered were four locally fabricated weapons, six live cartridges and a large number of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.

According to him, one of the suspects, Onyekachi Mmadufor, of Umudurukwe, Isu LGA confessed to being a member of the IPOB who, along with his cohorts carried out attacks and killings of police and other security personnel.

“Discreet investigation is in progress with a view to effecting further arrests, after which they will be charged to court for prosecution,” he said.

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