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Police arrest 15 MASSOB members in Enugu

By Tony Edike

ENUGU—NO fewer than 15 persons, including a woman suspected to be members of Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, were arrested by the police in Enugu, weekend.

The police said the suspected MASSOB members were apprehended following security reports that they were plotting to cause mayhem in the state.

Operatives of the state police command arrested the suspects in Ezeagu Local Government Area while holding an alleged secret meeting.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the arrest in a statement, said their arrest was as a “result of security report received that they were holding their meeting on how to strategise to perfect their operations.”

He said that investigation into the incident was already in progress, adding that the suspects were helping the police in their  investigation and would soon appear in court.

Meanwhile, the 101 members of the pro-Biafra group, Biafran Zionist Movement, BZM led by Benjamimg Onwuka, remanded in prison custody since November 5, this year for declaring Republic of  Biafra would appear in court on December 11.

They were remanded after their arraignment befopre an Enugu Magistrate court.

The Police, confirmed, yesterday, that the matter had been slated for Tuesday at the state High Court, Enugu.


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