Police Say Weapons Were Recovered from Nnamdi Kanu’s Home

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The Commissioner of Police in Abia, Mr. Anthony Ogbizi, has said lethal weapons, including petrol bombs and one double-barrel gun, were recovered during last Sunday’s raid of the residence of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

Ogbizi said this yesterday during an interaction with journalists in Umuahia, adding that the items were recovered during a joint operation by security personnel in the state.

He said the petrol bombs were found in buckets and incriminating documents and letters, concerning IPOB’s activities and plans, were also recovered during the raid.

He said the raid was carried out based on an intelligence report, regarding the continued activities of some members of the group.

Ogbizi, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said: “We recovered many of Biafra’s insignia, staff of office and some of those items are being analysed.”

The police boss said that the operation also led to the arrest of one suspected member of IPOB.
He said the team also discovered the telephone numbers of the group’s zonal coordinators adding that all the communications between the leadership of the group and their collaborators would be thoroughly analysed.
Ogbizi said a Biafran flag was also found hanging on a telecommunications mast in the area.

According to him, the police would ask the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) to sanction any telecommunication company that allowed its mast to be used to hoist Biafran flags.

He said the activities of IPOB in the South-east were “stirring insurrection” and that security agencies would not fold their arms and watch the group foment violence in the country.

He said that members of the group allegedly set a police station and van ablaze in Aba, and also attacked a military patrol team in Umuahia.

The police chief said similar joint operations would be carried out intermittently in Kanu’s residence, anytime they received intelligence report that offensive weapons were brought to the place.

He said it was wrong to say that the military was taking over the duties of the police rather the action should be seen as a synergy between the two organisations to check security challenges.

Ogbizi said he would not hesitate to invite the army anytime the security situation in the state grew beyond the capacity of the police.

  • MUkintu

    ABSOLUTE NONSENSE.

  • barry clinton

    COWARDLY NIGERIA PRIMITIVE SECURITY FORCES YOU ARE A GREAT SHAME OF
    AFRICA STILL DANCING NAKED IN THE MARKET SQUARE. BUHARI, BURATAI,
    DAURA, RAPIST IGP ETC CANNOT COVER THE ATROCITIES YOU PEOPLE COMMITTED
    ON SEPT. 12TH-15TH 2017 IN ABA/UMUAHIA/ AFARAUKWU PALACE OF HRM KANU
    WHICH HAS ALREADY BEEN DOCUMENTED WITH VIDEOS EVIDENCE. THIS IS A CLEAR
    CASE OF GENOCIDE, ETHNIC CLEANSING, STATE TERRORISM, TORTURE, MURDERS,
    EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLINGS AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. DUE TO YOUR
    POOR EDUCATION AND LOW CEREBRAL ACUMEN YOU THINK YOU CAN USE FALSE
    ANNOUNCEMENT OF RECOVERY OF WEAPONS IN KANU’S HOME TO COVER UP YOUR
    ATROCITIES AND WIN THE SYMPATHY OF LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY, AS
    NIGERIA IS KNOWN GLOBALLY AS A COUNTRY WITH CULTURE OF IMPUNITY AND
    THEIR SECURITY OFFICIALS ARE SAVAGES AND VERY PRIMITIVE IN THEIR
    OPERATION AND USE LIES AND FALSE ALARM AS BASIS OF PR. SHAME ON YOU
    PEOPLE, VERY WORTHLESS AND ABOMINABLE. THE WHOLE WORLD STAND TOGETHER TO
    REJECT AND DENOUNCE THE HORRIBLE ATROCITIES FROM NIGERIA.THE OTHER DAY ARMY ANNOUNCED THEY NEVER INVADED KANU’S HOME AND ANOTHER TIME ARMY ANNOUNCED YOU NEVER LABELED IPOB A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION AND STILL YET YOU KEEP MAKING MOCKERY AND FOOLERY OF NOBLE MILITARY PROFESSION. LIARS AND CHARLATANS WITH NO SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY.