Following the order issued by the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Solomon Arase, 22 members of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign States of Biafra, MASSOB, and the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in some parts of the country.
According to a statement issued by police spokesperson, Olabisi Kolawole, the suspects were arrested in Anambra, Imo, Delta, and Abia states for inciting violence and disorder.
“The IGP further warns that all persons so arrested for inciting violence, irrespective of their class or status in the society would be charged to court accordingly,” the statement read in part.
There have recently been worrying signs that MASSOB may pose serious concerns for security operatives in the country, with the organisation gaining more ground in the South east of Nigeria.
Not long ago, Radio Biafra, the propaganda arm of the organisation, caused the government some embarrassment with some inciting broadcast and it took some effort before it shut out of the nation’s airwaves.