Man alleged to be IPOB bomb maker arrested in Imo
The Imo state police command has detained a 50-year-old man suspected of making bombs for the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
According to police, the suspect, Simeon Onigbo, makes locally made bombs that are used to attack police divisions and other government facilities in Imo.
The suspect was apprehended following a raid on the hideout of IPOB’s militia wing, according to a statement issued by police spokesman Michael Abattam on April 20.
Michael Abattam disclosed that the police operatives received an intelligence report and immediately mobilized to the hideout of the terror group located at Uba Umuaka in Njaba LGA of Imo State and raided the camp.
“In the course of the raid, one Simeon Onigbo ‘m’ age 50 years was arrested. On the spot interrogation, the suspect admitted being the manufacturer of most of the Improvised Explosive Devices ( I.E.Ds) used in attacking police stations in the State and outside the State.
On searching the criminal hideouts items recovered includes the following: One already prepared Improvised Explosive Devices, Fifty eight pieces of Cannon Steel Pipe, Two Chisels, One Monday Hammer one and a half bag of Potassium Nitrate, thirty Pounds Weight of Sulphur, Fourty Pounds Weight of dry Sand, Ten Pounds Weight of Red Sand, Thirty Pounds Weight of Gun Powder, Half Bag of Charcoal, Thirty Electronic Motorcycle Batteries and Seven Lengths of 8 millimeters Iron Rods. Meanwhile, the Command’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit (EOD) has taken over the recovered bomb for technical analysis and subsequently for possible detonation.” The statement reads.