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Police arrest IPOB members in Abuja

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Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested members of the Indigenous People of Biafra who had gathered close to the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday.

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The IPOB members had tried to gain access into the premises of the court where their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony.

After failed attempts to enter the court premises, the IPOB members converged by the side of the road chanting solidarity songs and addressing journalists.

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A video from the scene on social media showed a police officer asking them to leave the side of the road where they had converged.

When they proved adamant, the officer tried to arrest one of them as he brought out his gun and threatened to shoot while chasing him.

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Another video from the scene showed some arrested IPOB members inside police vans beside the court which was heavily guarded by security operatives.

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Kanu’s IPOB is seeking the restoration of the defunct Republic of Biafra that went to war with Nigeria from July 6, 1967, to January 15, 1970.

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