Police arrest IPOB protesters in Enugu

Police arrest IPOB protesters in Enugu
Chris Steven, Abuja
Police say some protesting members of the outlawed Independent Peoples Of Biafra (IPOB) have been arrested in Enugu State.

Danmallam Mohammed, Commissioner of Police in the state, who confirmed the arrest said that the IPOB members, numbering 21 were arrested while protesting in front of the Government House in the state capital.

“My attention was called that there were some group of people in front of the government office wearing IPOB and Biafra movement flag. I moved into action with some of my officers and we arrested them,” he said.

He added that those arrested will not go unpunished.

Among those arrested by the police include one Benjamin Onwuka, who the Commissioner alleges killed a police officer during an IPOB protest in 2014.

Meanwhile economic activities in the Enugu State capital were grounded on Wednesday as traders comply with a sit-at-home order from the outlawed IPOB group.

Stalls and shops in around the town were shut, while the main market is completed deserted.

Only a handful of business premises were opened with some of the traders saying it is in partial compliance with the IPOB order, as opposed to a total compliance.