The Police have arrested 16 persons, including a pastor and some the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, members, suspected to have been behind the killing of security personnel in the South-East.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, yesterday, read the riot act to the Indigenous People of Biafra,IPOB, and Eastern Security Network, ESN, warning that the Nigerian Navy and other sister agencies were determined to enforce security in the region and protect Nigerians.
Recall that about 20 policemen and four Naval personnel had been killed by gunmen suspected to be ESN members in the South East in the last three months.
The warning by the naval chief came as operatives of the NigeriaPolice Force arrested sixteen suspects, comprising some IPOB members, a pastor and others, for complicity in series of violent and unprovoked attacks on security operatives and facilities in some states of the federation, particularly in the South-East.
Speaking during a courtesy visit to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State at Governors Lodge, Onitsha, weekend, Vice Admiral Gambo said it was President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, to the service chiefs after their inauguration, to put heads together to change the deepening insecurity in Nigeria.