Police warns Biafra agitators’ against breach of peace
The Police in Enugu have warned Biafra agitators of the consequences of breach of peace as they issue a sit- at -home order.
They also assured residents of the State of their safety and advised them to go about their normal duties without fear of intimidation from the agitators.
Biafra Independence Movement (BIM), Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and other pro-Biafra groups had issued a sit-at-home order to the residents of the South-East and South-South on May 30 to mark the Golden Jubilee of the “defunct Biafra Republic declared in 1967.’’
Police spokesman Ebere Amaraizu told newsmen in Enugu that the police in partnership with sister security agencies had been placed on alert to arrest anybody or group that breached the peace in the state.
Amaraizu also said that the command would arrest and prosecute any groups involved in violent protests in the state.
“The police wish to inform members of the public particularly good people of the state that its attention has been drawn to an alleged sit-at-home order being circulated by a group of persons. In view of the above, the command wishes to advice members of the public to disregard such order and go about their normal lawful business”.
“The state command in partnership with other sister security agencies as well as relevant stakeholders are assuring members of the public of their safety and security in the state’’, he said.
The police spokesman advised those fanning embers of unlawful act and their supporters to desist from any act capable of truncating the existing peace in the state.
According to him, anyone caught will be made to face the law.