The Anambra State Police Command has warned some elements bent on causing trouble in the state that the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) remain outlawed and therefore, would not want to hear anything about it.
Reacting to a news that no fewer than 2,000 members of ‘outlawed’ group took to the streets and roads of Onitsha in Anambra State on peaceful march to sensitize the public on the sit- at- home order it declared on May 30, the Command said the fictitious and mischievous news was orchestrated by those elements who are not happy with the prevailing peace in the State which the Police and other Law enforcement agencies are working tirelessly to maintain.
The statement, issued today, Tuesday, by the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, insisted that the indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is still a proscribed organization and that all its activities remains illegal.
The statement said that the State Commissioner of Police, Garba Baba Umar enjoined all the good people of the State to disregard alleged calls by any group urging them to sit at home on May 30 and that they should go about their lawful businesses.
The Commissioner assured the Public that adequate security arrangements have been put in place by combined Security forces in the State to proactively nip in the bud any threat emanating from such groups.
The statement said that the Command will not hesitate to deal decisively with and in accordance with the law any individual or groups under any guise that will disrupt Public Peace in the State. [myad]