The Police Command in Delta has revealed that it arrested nine suspected members of the outlawed group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The also recovered 13 police rifles that were allegedly snatched by the suspects.
According to the Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Hafiz Inuwa, the men who were arrested in April 2020 are believed to be behind the numerous deadly attacks on policemen in Asaba and environs.
“These principal suspects with a strong link to the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were arrested and they have made confessional statements,” Vangurad quoted the Police commissioner as saying.
“On April 5, at about 8.15 p.m., while acting on a tip-off, police operatives swooped on Ugwunwosu camp of the IPOB members and recovered arms and ammunition snatched from policemen.
“Items recovered include, ten AK-47 rifles with police service numbers and 10 magazines with 200 rounds of ammunition.
“Also, on April 24 one of the suspects, Christian Ndiogulu led detectives to IPOB training camp in Ibusa, where another AK-47 rifle with 20 rounds of ammunition was recovered,’’ Inuwa added.
He went on to add that a total of 13 police service rifles that were allegedly stolen during attacks on police patrol teams in the state were recovered during the operation.