Biafra Day: Police Read Riot Act To Sit-At-Home Enforcers

Biafra Day: Police Read Riot Act To Sit-At-Home Enforcers

People or groups disseminating threatening voice notes and gory videos to enforce illegal sit-at-home in Anambra State should desist from the act. The general public should also ignore such and go about their lawful businesses without fear.

Biafra Day: Police Read Riot Act To Sit-At-Home Enforcers

The state police command stated this in reaction to the sit-at-home declared today in commemoration of the Biafra Day by some groups.

THE WHISTLER reports that the defunct Peoples Republic of Biafra was declared on May 30, 1967 by Col Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu with the mandate of the Eastern Consultative Assembly.

The day has become symbolic. However, forcing people to stay indoors on May 30th was conceptualised by pro-Biafra secessionist agitators.

The Anambra State Police Command, in a release by its Public Relations Officer, SP Tochukwu Ikenga, said the command had become aware of the activities of criminal elements disseminating threatening voice-overs and violent videos in an attempt to enforce illegal sit-at-home directives and instill fear among the residents of Anambra.

Ikenga said, “Actionable intelligence indicates that these individuals fabricate threatening voice-over recordings and circulate outdated videos of violent incidents, some of which did not occur within the state or even the country.”

He said the command was aware of secessionist activities, and urged law-abiding citizens of Anambra to disregard such propaganda, assuring them that the police, along with other security agencies, had mobilized law enforcement resources to ensure the security of every citizen in the state.

He recalled that on May 29, 2024, police operatives, during an ambush along Oba flyover in Idemili South, intercepted a gang of four armed men operating on motorbikes.

He said, “During the encounter, one miscreant was apprehended, while the other three managed to evade capture, sustaining bullet injuries in the process. The operatives recovered a locally made Barreta pistol, four expended cartridges, two phones, and incriminating evidence indicative of unpatriotic and disloyal behavior towards the Nigerian government.”

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Nnaghe Obono Itam, has assured the people of the state that their safety “remains the utmost priority of the police command”, and encouraged them to contact the command’s control room at 07039194332 in case of security threat.

Source: The Whistle

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