10 MASSOB members arrested, detained for unknown reasons

10 members of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), were reportedly arrested by security forces on Monday in Cross River.

This information was revealed by Okon Archibong, the spokesman of MASSOB who told Vanguard newspaper that the State Coordinator of the group, Samuel Okah alongside 9 others were arrested by the police.

He gave some of the names of the other arrested persons as; Shedrack Chinelo, Chief Joseph Ekperebi, Michael Adah, James Ekeme, Adah Johnson.

Archibong also revealed that they were arrested in Ikom and Ogoja on Monday night and detained at the Ikom police station.

“We have not had any other activity outside the May 30th commemoration of Biafra Anniversary Day but last night Police from Ikom Division went to the home our State Coordinator, Samuel Okah and nine other persons and arrested them.”

Okon further stated that the 10 members of the group were arrested and detained for reasons not disclosed by the police.

“I have gone to see them at the Ikom police station this morning and they are in the cell and I asked what offence they committed because during our anniversary march, we did not engage in any confrontation with anybody or group, not even with the police.”

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