Police Warn IPOB over Threats to Enforce Sit-At-Home Protest

By Ikeugonna Eleke

Police in Anambra have warned the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over their plan to enforce a sit-at-home protest in the state on March 30th.

The State Police Command in a press release signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed, and made available to Fides in Awka, said it had information that the outlawed group was perfecting plans to enforce a sit-at-home order in the state.

It said, ‘For the avoidance of doubt, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is still a proscribed organization, hence all its activities remain illegal.

‘The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command, CP Mustapha Dandaura, enjoins all Ndi Anambra to disregard alleged calls by any group urging them to sit at home on 30th May, but to go about their lawful businesses,’ the statement said.

The commissioner assured the public that adequate security arrangements had been put in place by combined security forces in the state to proactively nip in the bud any threat emanating from such groups.

He added that the command would not hesitate to deal decisively and in accordance with the law, any individual or groups under any guise that would disrupt public peace in the state.

IPOB had a week ago announced that it had set aside 30th May for all people in the defunct Biafra Region to stay at home in honour of those killed during the Nigeria/Biafra War, and also for its members who had lost their lives in the struggle for the attainment of a Biafra Republic.

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