Nigerian army confirms actor’s arrest over Ipob outfit

The Nigerian army has confirmed that it arrested actor Chiwetalu Agu for wearing an Ipob regalia and inciting people to join the group.

The Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) is a group that wants a breakaway state in south-east Nigeria.

The army denied reports that the actor was assaulted during arrest saying “he attempted putting up some resistance”.

He will be questioned as investigations go on.

Ipob was banned in Nigeria and the army said Mr Agu’s activities to popularise it were in contravention of the law.

The army says it recognises the freedoms enshrined in the constitution as long as they do not threaten national security.

The army shared a photo of Mr Agu being questioned while in the outfit;

 

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