The Anambra State Police Command has urged the public to disregard a sit-at-home order by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Anambra in particular, and the South East region in general.
The Police command, in a statement on Wednesday, signed by its spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, said that all IPOB’s activities remain illegal as long as IPOB remains proscribed.
The spokesperson that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mustapha Dandaura “enjoined all “Ndi Anambra” to disregard alleged calls by any group urging them to sit at home on the 30/5/2019 and go about their lawful businesses.”
Mohammed stated: “Information at the disposal of the Anambra State Police Command has revealed that the outlawed group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are perfecting plans through public announcement and threats in Nnewi and other parts of the State in order to enforce a “SIT AT HOME ORDER” warning people to stay at home and not to come out for any business activities on the 30/5/2019.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is still a proscribed organisation hence all its activities remains illegal,” he said.
According to the commissioner, 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.
“Finally, the Command will therefore 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,” he warned.