Nigerians, especially citizens in Abia State have been warned against having anything to do with the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The warning came from Abia State Commissioner of Police, Ene Okon, who also warned IPOB members against embarking on any activity that may threaten the peace and safety of residents of the state.
Okon gave the warning in an interview on Channels Television on Tuesday, insisting that the police must ensure anyone or group of persons associated with IPOB is dealt with severely as a terrorist.
“The Nigeria Police Force In Abia will treat any person associated with IPOB as a terrorist and such a person or group of persons will be dealt with according to the law”.
The police was apparently responding to IPOB declaration of May 30 as sit-at-home for the people of South-East region and the neighbouring states.
Okon, who hinted that security personnel have been put in strategic places, called on residents of Abia State to go about their activities without fear because their security is assured.
He said, “I am assuring the good people of Abia to disregard the illegal order and go about their normal businesses as there is every assurance of protection of lives and properties.”
IPOB, which claims to be a non-violent group and agitating for an independent Biafan state from Nigeria had since been proscribed by the Federal Government.