IPOB has urged its members across the globe to
search for Arase’s whereabouts in order to ease his
arrest and trial before the ICC
– IPOB said Arase’s alleged crime was that he
superintended the killing of over 1,000 members of the
– The members were reportedly killed during a protest
to celebrate the late Biafra warlord, Dim Odimegwu
Barely 24 hours after his retirement as inspector-general of
the Nigerian police, Solomon Arase has been declared
wanted by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
IPOB directed its members to search for Arase and arrest
him wherever and whenever he is found
The leadership of the Biafra agitators asked that its
members should closely monitor his movements and
whereabouts so that his arrest could be easily facilitated.
IPOB plans to arraign Arase at the International Criminal
Court (ICC) as soon as an international bench warrant is
issued for his arrest.
Vanguard reports that IPOB is keeping this 24-hour
surveillance on Arase’s movements because he allegedly
presided over the extra-judicial killings of over 1,000
Biafrans between July, 2015 and May 30, 2016.
A statement signed by spokesman to IPOB, Dr Clifford
Iroegbu, directed that Arase’s whereabouts must be strictly
monitored and information on this should be made
available to the organisation’s headquarters in Victoria,
“It is very important to keep a record of his movements so
that when the ICC finally issues the long-awaited
international warrant order for his arrest, it will be easy to
locate, apprehend, handcuff and fly him to the Hague for
prosecution at the ICC.
“If anyone happens to see him fleeing the country, please
make calls to alert IPOB officials.
“For those who do not know the atrocious crimes
committed by him (Arase), we have posted two of his
pictures and the pictures of some of the victims he shot
dead because we believe that pictures speak more than a
thousand words,” IPOB said.
The organisation had also recently hit hard at governors in
the south-eastern part of Nigeria calling them traitors for
visiting President Muhammadu Buhari a day after some of
its members were allegedly massacred.