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, Spain.
“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.