Mr. Anthony Ogbizi, the Abia State Commissioner of Police, on Thursday while speaking with newsmen in Umuahia, the state capital, said that lethal weapons, including petrol bombs in buckets and one double-barrel gun, were recovered from the residence of the man spearing the movement for Biafra secession, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu.
The weapons were recovered during a raid by the police and soldiers at his residence in Umuahia last Sunday.
“We recovered many of Biafra’s insignia, staff of office and some of those items are being analysed,” Mr. Ogbizi said.
The Police Commissioner, who said that the raid was carried out following an intelligence report concerning the continued activities of some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), added that incriminating documents and letters concerning the activities and plans of were recovered too.
Other things recovered were telephone numbers of IPOB’s zonal coordinators, a Biafran flag. He said that all communications between Kanu and the zonal coordinators would be thoroughly analysed.
Mr. Ogbizi noted that the activities of the group in the South-East region were stirring insurrection and that security agencies would not fold their arms and watch the group foment violence in the country.