The National Security Adviser, Major Babagana Monguno, says some top commanders of the proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), including their Improvised Explosive Device experts have been arrested by security operatives.
Monguno also said that major operational base of the outlawed group have been destroyed.
He disclosed this while featuring at the Ministerial Media Briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“On the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and its militia wing, the Eastern Security Network, the group’s key commanders, including IED experts, had been arrested and major camps destroyed, Monguno said.
He further said that external developments within the West African sub region and beyond had impacted on Nigeria’s internal security dynamics.
He attributed the insecurity to drug trafficking, illiteracy, proliferation of small arms and light weapons, porous borders, illegal mining as well as hate speech and fake news.