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Police allegedly discover IPOB cells in Edo

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The Police, yesterday, said it had identified some cells allegedly belonging to the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in parts of Edo State.

Deputy-Inspector-General of Police (DIG) and Head of South-South Zone of Operation Restore Peace of the force, Moses Jitoboh, made the disclosure yesterday at a stakeholders’ meeting in Benin City.

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He listed the locations to include Ologbo, Okhuae, Igbanke, Iguolaba and Abudu in Edo South Senatorial District, as well as Igueben and Ubiaja in Edo Central Senatorial District.

The DIG, however, commended the peaceful atmosphere in the state, adding that the force was ready to check the breakdown of law and order in the zone.

Jitoboh noted that Nigeria would remain one because the people have so much in common.

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He reiterated that the police needed the people, especially the vigilantes to be effective.

According to him, “there is no way the police can be effective without the support of the people, especially the traditional rulers.

“Vigilante is one thing the society needs. We cannot do without them, and there must be synergy between the police and the vigilante.”

In his response to inquiries by stakeholders on activities of vigilantes, the police chief pledged proper profiling of members of vigilante groups.

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