Panic as Police dispatch IPOB members’ meeting in Rivers

Panic as Police dispatch IPOB members’ meeting in Rivers
Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
 
 Operatives of the Nigerian Police Force have dispatched members of the Pro-Biafran group, Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) who were in a meeting  around Rumuolumeni Community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
 
A source who related the development to The post  alleged that some supporters of IPOB have been arrested during the incident.
 
It was learnt that the incident started on Sunday night when security operatives stormed a venue in the community where IPOB members were gathered for meeting.
 
Our correspondent gathered that the IPOB had mounted their flags all over the meeting venue before the security operatives invaded the area. 
 
The IPOB members, who were enraged over the police action, had engaged the policemen in serious argument when police tried to find out the essence of the gathering.
 
When the argument stiffened the police started shooting in the air even as they used teargas to dispatch the meeting.
 
One of the IPOB members, King Okocha-Okparali, accused the police of molestation, harassment and illegal arrested of their members.
 
He accused the paramount ruler of Rumuolumeni, Eze Ndubueze Olumini of inviting the police to arrest and destroy their properties.
 
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Rivers Stated Police Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, noted that there is an order directing commissioner of police in the states of the federation not to allow such gathering to hold.
 
Omoni said based on the order that the men of the force would not wait for further directives to dispatch such meeting.