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Nigeria Army Arrests Over 20 IPOB Members

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The Nigeria army says it has arrested a member of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Oliver Onyebunachi and recovered an AK-47.

The military said the group on Operation Mesa also arrested an additional 23 members of the group.

The new Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Turkur Buratai
The new Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Turkur Buratai

The troops of 144 Battalion, 82 Division arrested the IPOB members: 23 men and four women on Independence Day, October 1.

Col. Aminu Iliyasu, the army Operation Media Coordinator said this in a statement.

Iliyasu said, “One of the suspects was shot in his right leg as he tried to shoot at own troops.

“Normalcy has since been restored in that area as troops continued to maintain surveillance in the general area.”

Iliyasu said the Chief of Army Staff had directed all army formations and unit commanders to sustain their operational activities nationwide.

“The Chief of Army Staff hereby solicits the support of our citizens in availing the army units and formations nationwide with timely information that will assist them in ridding the communities of criminal elements,” he added.

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