Men of the Nigerian police have taken over the home of Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, the leader of Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB).
As early as 6am on Tuesday, policemen, in over ten Hilux vans, were stationed at strategic junctions leading to Uwazuruike’s residence.
The group was supposed to have a meeting at the Ojukwu centre , located inside the premises
Chief Uwazuruike said police’ presence at the venue stopped the group’s meeting.
“We were supposed to hold our national meeting today (Tuesday) but I was informed that policemen have taken over the venue. I wonder what the police is doing there because MASSOB members are not criminals or thugs, they do they disturb anyone.
“I learnt that workers in the Ojukwu centre could not even access their office,” he said.
Police spokesman Andrew Enwerem said the action was in line with the Inspector-General’s directive to increase visibility in the states.
He insisted that the police was not witch- hunting the Movement, but was trying to flush out criminal elements.