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The Imo State Police Command says it is ready to deal with members of the Proscribed Independent People of Biafra Group.
In a statement by its spokesperson, Bala Elkana on Friday, the command asked residents of the state to ignore the sit-at-home order declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra on May 30.
The statement read: “The attention of the Imo State Police Command has been drawn to some messages circulating on social media purported to have emanated from leaders of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra directing innocent and law-abiding citizens of the state to sit at home from May 29-31, 2021.
“The command wishes to inform the good people of Imo State that adequate security arrangements are in place to guarantee their safety. The police in collaboration with other security agencies in the state has massively deployed its resources and Special Forces to provide watertight security across the state.
“To those who are bent on disturbing the peace of the state, we have this simple message for you: steer clear of the public space or write your will before you step out. The command is battle-ready to deal decisively with hoodlums and criminal elements in line with the law.” The statement further read.
NewsWireNGR recalls that In an earlier statement by IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary Emma Powerful, the group said while there will be a partial observation of the Biafra Day on Sunday, there will be a total lockdown on Monday throughout the South-East.
” We, therefore, expect Biafrans all over the world to stay indoors on May 31 for the respect and honour of our fallen heroes and heroines who paid the supreme price for us to live. It is our right to remember them for defending the genocidal attacks on our people between 1967 and 1970.” IPOB said.