The federal government has threatened to enforce its verdict of identifying members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as terrorists and punishing them as terrorists.
National Daily learned that the Nigeria Police cautioned Nigerian citizens against identifying or showing solidarity with the IPOB.
Invariably, the Abia State Police Command was said to have in a media interaction warned the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against any activity capable of truncating the peace and safety of residents in jurisdictions of their operations.
The Abia State Commissioner of Police, Ene Okon, in an interview on Channels Television, monitored from Lagos by National Daily, had declared that anyone or group of persons associated with IPOB will be termed as a terrorist and dealt with severely.
“The Nigeria Police Force in Abia will treat any person associated with IPOB as a terrorist and such a person or group of persons will be dealt with according to the law,” the CP had declared.
The CP warned those behind the sit-at-home-order issued by IPOB, effective May 30, 2019. He told the people to disregard the order, assuring that adequate security will be provided to protect citizens.
“I am assuring the good people of Abia to disregard the illegal order and go about their normal businesses as there is every assurance of protection of lives and properties,” the CP said.