BEVERLY HILLS, June 03, (THEWILL) – The Operatives of Operation Puff Adder of the Bayelsa Police Command have arrested 10 persons suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) at a private school in Okutukutu, near Yenagoa.
The meeting was part of a plan to allegedly unleash mayhem on some parts of Bayelsa State.
A book titled, The Chain of One Nigeria Broken (The Story of Our Journey to Freedom) was also recovered from the suspects.
Our source gathered that the arrest was made on Tuesday afternoon following a tipoff and detailed surveillance on the private school, Divine Brain Primary School, located in the area.
The suspects were taken to the command where they were profiled.
A resident of Okutukutu area identified as Clifford said the suspects were arrested by a team of Operation Puff Adder operatives, stressing that, “We noticed some strange movement of plain-clothed policemen and uniformed ones in the area. Many residents started moving into their homes to avoid being caught on the wrong side of the law. They proceeded to the school compound and we were shocked when they brought out persons in handcuffs. We thought the school was empty.”
THEWILL gathered from security sources that a legal practitioner and the Headmaster of the school were among those arrested.
A source further told our reporter, “The suspects locked themselves in one of the classrooms. When the policemen arrived, they nearly turned back. But when they broke one of the classrooms they saw the suspects.”