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The acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, on Tuesday declared war on Biafra agitators in the south-east region of the country.
The acting IGP spoke while addressing the Police Mobile Force and Special Tactical Squad of the Force in Enugu shortly after he launched Operation Restore Peace.
“The resort to terror tactics, disregard to constitutional processes and disrespect for democratic standards to advance their interests of creating an ungovernable space in the region informed the decision of the Federal Government to outlaw IPOB.” he stated.
“Don’t mind the media shout; do the job I command you. If anyone accuses you of human rights violation, the report will come to my table and you know what I will do. So, take the battle to them wherever they are and kill them all. Don’t wait for an order.
“What another order are you waiting for when Mr. President had ordered you to shoot anybody carrying AK-47 rifle? Quote me, even a dead policeman can be tried and dismissed from the force and his family will not get his benefits.
“So, don’t seat and wait for them to come; take attack to them and don’t lose your arms to criminals,” the acting IGP said.
Meanwhile the acting IG flagged off the special operation, today, 19th May, 2021 at the Sharks football stadium, Port Harcourt.
The launch was witnessed by governors of the South-East states and heads of other security agencies.
“Today’s launch of Operation RP by the Nigeria Police follows the directives of Mr. President to the Nigeria Police to re-evaluate and emplace new operational strategies to stem the tide of violence and secessionist agenda not only in the South-East but across the country.” the acting IGP said.
In the last few months, several police formations and offices of the independent national electoral commission (INEC) offices have been attacked and burned by unknown gunmen.
The outlawed secesionist group, IPOB has been blamed for these attacks.