May 30 Sit-at-home: We’ll deal decisively with Biafra groups – Police; IPOB react

The Nigerian Police Force, NPF, Anambra State Command has vowed to deal decisively with any individual or groups, under any guise, who disrupts public peace.”

The warning is coming following the May 30 sit-at-home order by the members of Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB.

However, the police has insisted that IPOB, as a proscribed organisation, lacked the legitimacy to declare a protest order, but IPOB said police can’t stop it from carrying out its religious obligation to Biafra’s fallen heroes.

Commissioner of Police, Anambra State, Mr. Garba Umar, who described the group as misguided elements and urged the people in the state to disregard the order and go about their lawful normal businesses, assured that the State Police Command is on top of the situation.

“The command, with other security agencies, will not hesitate to deal decisively with any individual or groups, under any guise, who disrupts public peace.”

Reacting over the statement, IPOB, through a press release by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said there is no going back on the May 30 sit-at-home order, describing it is as “oblation” that would take place in no fewer than 100 countries of the world.

IPOB further said it is a religious obligation to its indigenes killed unjustly over the years, including victims of the 1967-70 civil war. It condemned what it called police meddlesomeness in its affairs.

“All Biafrans, no matter the states they are located, must honour and remember their heroes and heroines of the 1967 to 1970 Nigeria – Biafra war and others unjustly killed over the years.

“Every family, kindred, village, clan, town across the length and breadth of Eastern region, Mid-West and Middle Belt are expected to remain indoors from 6:00p.m. on Tuesday, (tomorrow) to 6:00p.m. on May 30. It is expected that a team of local and international observers will be on ground to monitor compliance and interview people.

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