The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu has commended Enugu State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for ordering the release of 57 suspected pro-Biafra members in the State, amid denial by the Nigeria police.
Kanu confirmed the release of the suspects who were arrested in a sting operation in churches by the police in Sunday in the State on his tweeter handle on Sunday night, few hours before IPOB sit-at-home order in the southeast on May 31 to commemorate the death of many people during the civil war that ended about 51 years ago.
He wrote: “I’m glad to report that all those arrested in a church by Fulani Islamic terrorist @PoliceNG in Enugu earlier today have been released. I commend Gov. Ugwuanyi for his timely intervention but let this be the last time Fulani Jihadists in police uniform will desecrate a church”.
But the the spokesman of Enugu Command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe in a statement on Sunday, refuted the allegation.
“The attention of the Command has been drawn to a publication alleging that “Police reportedly arrest 57 Biafra Zionists members in Enugu”.
“There was no such arrest.
“Rather, 54 persons were seen to be unlawfully gathered at Owerri Road within the Ogui axis of Enugu metropolis and were brought to state Police Headquarters, Enugu for questioning, Sunday morning.
“After nothing incriminating was found on them, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Aliyu, addressed and cautioned them to go home and maintain peace.
“They all left happily, please,’’ the police spokesman said.
It implored the people to alternatively call the following emergency command’s hotlines: 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202 or 08098880172.