Troops arrest 2 suspected IPOB members in Anambra


The troops of the Nigerian Army have arrested two suspected Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, members identified as Ifeanyi Godwin and Uche Onuoha in Anambra State.

A statement by the Nigerian Army on Wednesday revealed that Godwin and Onuoha had been on the Nigeria Police wanted list since 2023.

The two suspects were intercepted inside a Sport Utility Vehicle near Umunze, Orumba South Local Government Area.

Two pump-action rifles and 41 cartridges among others were recovered upon their arrest.

The Army said, “In Anambra State, troops on patrol successfully intercepted and arrested two suspected IPOB/ESN members identified as Ifeanyi Godwin and Uche Onuoha, in a Toyota Highlander SUV, near Umunze, Orumba South LGA.


“The suspects were found in possession of 2 pump-action rifles, 41 cartridges, a hand-held communication radio, and fetish objects.

“Further investigations revealed their involvement in criminal activities and have been on the Nigeria Police Wanted list since 2023.

“Preliminary investigations further revealed that Ifeanyi Godwin allegedly owned a hotel from proceeds of kidnapping used as an IPOB/ESN operations base.”

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