Some protesting members of the outlawed Independent Peoples Of Biafra (IPOB) have been arrested by the police in Enugu state.
The commissioner of police in Enugu state, Danmallam Mohammed, who reportedly confirmed the arrest, said the IPOB members, numbering 21 were arrested while protesting in front of the Government House in the state capital, Channels Television reports.
“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.
It was gathered that the commissioner of police added that those arrested will not go unpunished.
Among those arrested by the police include one Benjamin Onwuka, whom the commissioner alleges killed a police officer during an IPOB protest in 2014.
Meanwhile, IPOB had earlier issued an ultimatum asking members to sit-at-home on May 30 as a mark of honour for their fallen heroes. A check by NAN correspondent at some popular Igbo business areas in the state shows that all their shops were open for normal businesses.