Chidi Samuel || Abia State Police Commissioner, Anthony Ogbizi on Thursday said that lethal weapons including petrol bombs and one double barrel guns were recovered from the home of the Biafra separatist leader, Nnamdi Kanu following a raid by the police last Sunday.
The Abia State police boss who made the disclosure in an interactive session with newsmen in Umuahia explained that the raid was carried out by a joint security team following intelligence report on the activities of the banned group in the area.
According to the CP, “incriminating documents and letters”, concerning IPOB’s activities and plans, were also recovered.
“We recovered many of Biafra’s insignia, staff of office and some of those items are being analysed,” he said.
Ogbizi also disclosed that the team also discovered the telephone numbers of the group’s zonal coordinators, adding that all the communications between the leadership of the group and their collaborators would be thoroughly analysed.
The raid, the commissioner said lead to the arrest one IPOB member.
He said the police would ask the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) to move against any telecommunication company that allowed its mast to be used to hoist Biafran flags.
Ogbizi said the activities of IPOB in the south-east were “stirring insurrection” and that security agencies would not fold their arms and watch the group foment violence in the country.