10 people have been arrested by the Nigerian Police Force and an alledged Indigenous People Of Biafra meeting was disrupted in Bayelsa state, the secret meeting organized by the members of the self proclaimed IPOB in a private school in Okutukutu axis of Yenagoa.
But got disrupted by Personnel of Operation Puff Adder of the Bayelsa State Police Command. 10 persons attending the meeting were arrested which is alleged to be part of a plan to allegedly unleash mayhem on some parts of Bayelsa State.
A book titled “The Chain of One Nigeria Broken (The story of our journey to Freedom)” was also recovered from the suspects during the raid on the meeting by security operatives on Tuesday afternoon June 1. An eyewitness said among those arrested were a legal practitioner and the headmaster of the school were among the ten persons arrested.
The were arrested by a team of Operation “Puff Adder” when plain-clothed policemen and uniformed ones stormed the area, many residents started moving into their homes to avoid being caught on the wrong side of the law. They went to the school and we were shocked when they brought out people in handcuffs.
Bayelsa police spokesperson, Asinim Butswat said “we thought the school was empty, but got there to meet a secret meeting he warned members of the public in the State to stay clear from any form of association with the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (lPOB).
Butswat also disclosed that intelligence available to the Command indicates that some misguided elements are planning to set-up IPOB cells in the State, hinting that Police Operatives are on their trail and monitoring their activities.
The Command will deal decisively with any person or group of persons that attempt to disrupt the prevailing and peaceful security situation in the State.