Police in Abia state say they have arrested nine suspected members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Commissioner of Police in the state Chris Ezike disclosed this during a press conference on Wednesday in Umuahia, the state capital.
Ezike said the items recovered from the suspects included two motorcycles, Biafran identity cards, one Biafran magazine, one Biafran National Anthem booklet and a Biafran flag.
The commissioner further said his men also recovered three blue shirts, badges and service numbers from the suspects.
He said the last four suspects from Enugu State en route Owerri were intercepted near Lokponta in Umunneochi on November 26, by the patrol team to Mbala Division.
While parading them, he added that they admitted to being members of MASSOB and BIM, but denied belonging to IPOB.
“Intelligence information is indicative that suspects may be part of the IPOB group that unleashed mayhem in some states recently,” he said.
The suspects are Ikedi Orji (38), Samuel Elem (38), Festus Oko (32), Michael Okoroafor (45) and Okoro Chukwu (33).
Others are John Ogbu (44), Cyril Elobuike (45), Dominic Onovo (56) and Alika Chukwuemeka (52).