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Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been accused of kidnapping a military personnel member in Anambra State.
The name of the captive was given as OSF Ibrahim, who is an officer of the Nigerian Navy.
The incident occurred late Sunday along a road in Anambra State.
Ibrahim was returning to Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, after visiting his sick mother.
The Navy man is serving at the Nigerian Navy Primary School in Borokiri.
A military source who spoke to reporters disclosed that Ibrahim had been granted compassionate leave to go see his ailing mum.
‘The vehicle was intercepted by members of the IPOB/ESN members.
‘They (occupants) were interrogated and their luggage searched.’
The officer revealed that Ibrahim’s bag contained a new camo and a pair of boots.
His phone was also checked, and photos of him in uniform were seen.
The vehicle was flagged down after the repair of a fault that delayed the trip.
Navy spokesperson Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan confirmed that the military arm had commenced a search for Ibrahim.
The operation is in collaboration with the Department of State Services (DSS).
The IPOB sit-at-home order is still observed every Monday in many areas across the South-East region.
Such places are mostly deserted from Sunday night, while those who stay back remain indoors.