Following the ‘sit-at-home’ order given to the people of south-east region by the Indigenous People of Biafra on May 30, Anambra State Police Command has warned the group that any attempt to enforce the order will land them in trouble.
IPOB had insisted that it would on May 30 paralyse the economic activities in the South-East and beyond in a sit-at-home protest.
The group intended to use the day to commemorate about 3.5 million people of Biafra killed during the civil war of 1967-1970 and others allegedly killed recently by security agencies in different parts of the geopolitical zone.
But the police in a statement by the Anambra State Police Public Relation Officer, Haruna Mohammed, on Wednesday, warned that it will deal with the group if it insists on going on with their purported plans on the day, adding that they remained a proscribed organization in the country.
Part of the statement read: “Information at the disposal of the Anambra State Police Command has revealed that the outlawed group, Indigenous People of Biafra is perfecting plans through public announcement and threats in Nnewi and other parts of the state in order to enforce a “sit-at-home,” warning people to stay at home and not to come out for any business activities on May 30, 2019.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Indigenous People of Biafra is still a proscribed organization; hence, all its activities remain illegal”.
However, the state Commissioner of Police, Mustapha Dandaura, has implored the indigenes of the state to eschew the order by the group while observing their daily activities as usual on May 30.
“The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State, Mustapha Dandaura, enjoins all Anambra people to disregard alleged calls by any group urging them to sit at home on 30/5/2019 and go about their lawful businesses”, the statement added.
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