The Imo State Police Command on Friday said it has apprehended one Simeon Onigbo, suspected to be a bomb manufacturer for the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the bombs manufactured by Onigbo, 50, are used by the insurgents in attacking police stations and public facilities in the state as well as other southeast areas.

In a statement by Micheal Abattam, the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), obtained by this newspaper, the police said: “In line with the Commissioner of Police (Mohammed Barde) strategy in stemming crime, the Command’s Tactical  Teams following credible intelligence received on 20/4/2022 at about 1700hours, revealed the hideout of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB/Eastern Security Network (ESN), its militia wing, where they are manufacturing Improvised Explosive Devices used in attacking Police Stations and Government facilities in the state.

IPOB bomb manufacturer
The suspect

“The Police operatives immediately mobilised to the hideout of the terror group located at Uba Umuaka in Njaba LGA of Imo State and raided the camp.

“In the course of the raid, one Simeon Onigbo ‘male’ age 50 years was arrested.

“After on-the-spot interrogation, the suspect admitted being the manufacturer of most of the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) used in attacking police stations in the State and outside the state.”

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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