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IMO: Police arrest 26 sit-at-home enforcers

THE Imo State Police Command has stated that it had arrested 26 enforcers of the illegal sit-at-home order issued by some alleged members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The police also detained 53 more persons for crimes such as auto theft, armed robbery, murder, defilement, kidnapping, child trafficking, unlawful possession of illegal firearms, and damage to electrical wires.

The police spokesman in the state, Henry Okoye, revealed today at a press conference at the Command headquarters in Owerri, the state’s capital, that the sit-at-home enforcers who were allegedly IPOB members had been detained and that an investigation was still ongoing.

He also revealed that the suspects were arrested after a shootout with the police at Irete community along Onitsha Road where they were illegally enforcing a sit-at-home order.

The police spokesman, noted that the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Barde and the hierarchy of the Command are working for socio-economic activities to thrive in the state.

“These are suspects that were linked with various criminal cases. In the course of investigating the cases, a total of 32 assault guns, made up of two AK-47 rifles, 70 rounds of ammunition, five snatched but recovered vehicles, seven motorcycles retrieved from their snatchers, kidnappers and criminal suspects,” he said.

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