Police disperse IPOB meeting in Rivers

The police in Rivers State yesterday dispersed a meeting of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Rumuolumeni community, Obio/Akpor Local Government of Rivers State.

An Eyes Of Lagos source  alleged that some of them were arrested in the process.

It was gathered that the group mounted its flags all over the venue before it was invaded by security agents. When quizzed over the reason for the gathering, an argument ensued and the policemen dispersed the gathering with teargas. They also shot into the air.

An IPOB member, King Okocha-Okparali, accused the police of molestation, harassment and illegal arrest of their members.

He accused the paramount ruler of Rumuolumeni, Eze Ndubueze Olumini, of inviting the police to arrest and destroy their property.

Police spokesman Nnamdi Omoni said there was an order directing Commissioners of Police not to allow such gatherings to hold, and based on that order, officers would not wait for further directives to disperse such meetings.

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