The Anambra State police command has announced that members of the public should disregard a sit-at-home order by members of the outlawed group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the state.
The Police command disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. They added that IPOB remains proscribed and all its activities remain illegal.
“Information at the disposal of the Anambra State Police Command has revealed that the outlawed group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are perfecting plans through public announcement and threats in Nnewi and other parts of the State in order to enforce a “SIT AT HOME ORDER” warning people to stay at home and not to come out for any business activities on the 30/5/2019.
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“For the avoidance of doubt, the indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is still a proscribed organisation hence all its activities remains illegal,” the spokesperson of the command, Haruna Mohammed said.
Mohammed added that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mustapha Dandaura “enjoined all “Ndi Anambra” to disregard alleged calls by any group urging them to sit at home on the 30/5/2019 and go about their lawful businesses.”
The commissioner of police however assured the public of adequate security.
According to the commissioner, adequate security arrangements have been put in place by combined Security forces in the State to proactively nip in the bud any threat emanating from such groups.
“Finally, the Command will therefore not hesitate to deal decisively with and in accordance with the law any individual or groups under any guise that will disrupt Public Peace in the State,” he warned.