By CrossRiverWatch admin
10 Members of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB who staged a peaceful rally on May 30 at the Ikom Stadium calling for the creation of the Biafra have been arrested by the Cross River State Police command.
CrossRiverWatch learnt that the police moved into their various homes in Ikom and Ogoja to arrest the participants including the state coordinator of the group.
The Spokesman of MASSOB in Cross River State, Mr. Okon Archibong, confirmed that the state coordinator of the group, Mr. Samuel Okah along with nine others had been arrested.
He gave the names of the others as Shedrack Chinelo, Joseph Ekperebi, Michael Adah, James Ekeme and Adah Johnson.
Archibong said, “We have not had any other activity outside the May 30 commemoration of Biafra Anniversary Day, but last night the police from Ikom division went to the home of our state coordinator, Samuel Okah, and nine other persons. They were all arrested.
“They did not tell us why the members were arrested. They are all being detained at the Ikom Police Station. No reason was given for their arrest.
“I have gone to see them at the Ikom police station this morning and they are in the cell. I sought to know why they were being held back but no feedback. During our anniversary march, we did not engage in any confrontation with anybody or group, not even with the police, who gave approval.”
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. John Eluu, said he was not aware of the arrest.
“I am not aware of it. I will confirm if it is true,” Eluu simply said before hanging up.
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