RESIDENTS OF EBONYI &ENUGU STATES TOLD TO IGNORE THE “STAY AT HOME ORDER” BY IPOB
Ebonyi State Government has directed residents of the State to go about their normal activities today and ignore the “Stay at Home Order” issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The Senior Special Assistant on Internal Security, Dr Kenneth Ugbala gave the directive while briefing newsmen on the position of the State Government on the order in Abakaliki.
He emphasized that the State Government had put adequate measures in place to ensure that civil servants, business operators, commercial motorists, Keke and Okada riders render their services to the people unhindered.
DrUgbala said though the Indigenous People of Biafra had been proscribed, the directive for its order to be ignored became necessary to prevent residents from being influenced to support a course not recognized by Law.
Also, the Nigeria Police, Enugu State Command has described the alleged “Sit at Home Order” by some group of persons, as unpatriotic.
A Statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, noted that such intended act was inimical to socio economic development of the State.
It therefore warned those involved in the unwholesome act to desist from it as the Police would not tolerate such behaviour that would disrupt relative peace in the area.
The Statement also advised members of the public to go about their lawful businesses, without fear of any threat to peace in their areas.
It advised the people to contact the Command in case of any violence, through the following telephone numbers: 08075390883, 08032003702 and 08086671202 as well as 08098880172 or through its social media platform on Facebook page: Nigeriapoliceforceenugustatecommand and twitter handle police ngenugu.
AMECHI ODO & OBIORA EZE