Following the Monday sit-at-home order by IPOB which has been running for weeks now, it has been reported that, the Ebonyi State Police Command has threatened to deal with any group that foments trouble in the state on October 1, 2021.
This is coming after the Indigenous People of Biafra, in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, on Saturday, reportedly issued a sit-at-home order in the five South-East states.
According to the statement, “IPOB has declared October 1, 2021, total shutdown in Biafraland as a sign of our rejection of the evil construct called Nigeria and there shall be no movement in Biafraland on this day.”
However the state Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Garba, has disclosed in an interview on Saturday night that, operatives of the command will not fold their hands and watch a group of persons unleash illegality in the state.
According to him, “This portrays illegality and we will not allow it. It is not the norm in our country and it’s unconstitutional. Our job is to maintain law and order so we will not take it lightly with anybody or group of persons who try to disrupt the peace of the state. We will deal with such a person or group of persons.”
Also the police spokesperson in the state, DSP Loveth Odah, disclosed that, “We have been briefed and we are ready to contain every illegal act of any group of persons come October 1. We have already been given operational orders to this effect by the Commissioner of Police and we will not tolerate any act capable of causing a breach of the peace. On October 1, we will prevent any group from removing the Nigerian flag in the state.”