The Abia State Commissioner of Police, Anthony Michael Ogbizi, has said the police will continue to visit the country home of leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), as long as they keep getting intelligence reports that arms are being stockpiled there.
Ogbizi stated this yesterday, October 12, when he interacted with newsmen at the Police Officers Mess, Factory Road, Umuahia.
The CP reacted over a raid on Nnamdi Kanu’s home, last Sunday.
He said all items recovered there were itemised and marked as exhibits and that nothing was stolen during the joint military/police operation there.
He said the police and army had intelligence report about the building and those around it, which made them storm the house that day.
Ogbizi said during the raid, lethal materials were recovered including Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) such as petrol bombs, double barrel rifles, IPOB staff of office, insignia and some vital documents.
He also said they arrested a suspected technician of the group, while some documents, “which we are perusing, contain vital information about the group, which we are going to investigate thoroughly.
“We even noticed a Biafran flag mounted on top of a telecommunication mast, very close there. We are going to the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) through which we are going to sanction all telecommunication operators whose mast are being used to hoist such flags.”
Ogbizi also disclosed they are investigating all telephone conversations between IPOB leaders, including text messages.
“We are going to go after all those who are found culpable, they should stop hiding to give the public false information.”
He noted that the joint military operation is targeted at curbing IPOB activities as leaving them could lead to them carrying arms, which may lead to chaos.