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Owerri jail break: tension over arrests in Imo communities


The fear is palpable in some communities in the state of Imo over the alleged detention of people suspected of belonging to Pro-Biafra groups.


Yesterday’s investigation in Owerri revealed that the arrest is said to be related to the various attacks on the police stations and the Owerri Correctional Center in Imo.

A source who is a member of a pro-Biafra group revealed that the arrest also occurred in some local government areas in the state, places such as the Ohaji / Egbema and Orsu local government areas. Also in Izombe and Agwa, both in the Oguta local government area of ​​the state.

A source speaking from Ugbele in Izombe, Oguta local government area in Imo state, said that one Charles Nwuzi and his wife were abducted by security officers.


He said: “Since last week this started, while I am talking to you, Mr. Charles Nwuzi and his wife were kidnapped by some people with a gun. I don’t know if they are policemen or army officers. They were taken around 3pm five days ago.

“I suspect it is because of these attacks that occur in Imo, the attack on the police stations and the prison. I know that Nwuzi is a member of one of the Biafra groups. As I speak to you, everyone is fleeing out of fear ”.

He also spoke with the leader of the Movement for the Update of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Uche Madu, who confirmed the arrest but said that the detainees were not members of MASSOB.

He said: “I have called my people who are not members of MASSOB, they can be members of other Pro-Biafra groups. However, we condemn it. It is illegal to arrest someone at that time of night. It is an act of terrorism and unconstitutional. We hereby ask for his immediate release. “

When the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Orland Ikeokwo, was called, he did not take his calls or respond to text messages sent to his cell phone.


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