The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase has sent a stern warning to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to desist from their planned protests in parts of the country to press their demand for the unconditional release of the director of Biafra Radio, Nnamdi Kanu.
The police boss warned that the police will take all lawful measures to ensure peace and order in the country, insisting that the ban on illegal possession of firearms is still in force.
Arase, in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Acting ACP Olabisi Kolawole, said: “Information available to the Nigeria Police indicates plans by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to embark on ill-advised protest using dangerous weapon across some South Eastern States.
“The Nigeria Police Force reminds the brains behind this security threat that the law prohibiting the unlawful possession of firearms is still in-force.
“Therefore any attempt to unleash mayhem on innocent and law abiding Nigerians under any guise by this group will be met with stiff resistance from the Police and other security agencies, the actors will be brought to justice in line with extant criminal laws.
“Citizens in the South-Eastern States are hereby assured of adequate protection, as appropriate Police deployment has been emplaced to deal decisively with any group or persons who might be bent on breaching public peace and threatening national security.”