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Breaking: Rivers government accuses IPOB of killing 6 soldiers, carting away Army’s 50 AK-47 rifles

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Rivers State government has alledged that the proscribed secesionist group, Independent Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) has carted away 50 AK47 rifles belonging to the Nigeria Army.

The authority also accused the group of killing six soldiers.

In a statement issued in Portharcourt on Tuesday by the Rivers State Commissioner of Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, said the Army has vowed recover the missing arms.

The Commissioner, whose statement was signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, stated that the military was still in search of the rifles in the area, urging the IPOB members to turn in the weapons.

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He said reports that the military was involved in search of residents was aimed at recovering their weapons.

He explained that security agents would continue searches, surveillance, saying that if there were useful information, there should be forwarded to security agents.

He also noted that the Security Council after it meeting, has reviewed the 24 hour curfew imposed on the entire Oyigbo Local Government Area of the State following the killing of ten security operatives by members of proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB.

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He said: “You will recall that following the killing of six soldiers and four policemen, and the destruction of Court buildings by members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the Rivers State Government imposed a 24 hour curfew on the entire Oyigbo Local Government Area on October 21, 2020.

“The State Security Council met today and reviewed the situation in Oyigbo and has therefore decided to review the curfew. From tomorrow, Wednesday November 4, 2020, the curfew will now be from 7pm to 6am until further notice”.

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