The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Dasuki Galadanchi gave the warning during a security meeting with stakeholders in Owerri.
He urged residents of the State to disregard the September fourteen sit-at- home order issued by members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra.
Mr. Galadanchi said as part of measures to guarantee security of lives and property, joint patrol team made up of all security agencies in the State had been constituted to commence show of force.
The Brigade Commander, Thirty four Artillery Brigade Obinze, Brigadier- General Hamza Bature urged persons with genuine grievances to seek redress within the arm bits of law.
He noted that law enforcement agents had the capacity to contain any threat of security breach and called on law abiding citizens to go about their normal businesses without any fear of molestation.
The meeting was attended by Heads of security agencies, paramilitary organizations, students’ union bodies, labour Unions, market associations and members of the civil society.
It would be recalled that over one hundred pro-Biafra women in Owerri were recently arrested by the police during a peaceful protest but were later discharged unconditionally by a magistrate court for lack of jurisdiction and non representation from the police.
Also, the Abia State Commissioner of Police, Mr Anthony Ogbizi has warned that the command would not fold its hands and watch the group disrupt the peace being enjoyed by the people of the area.
Mr Ogbizi urged Parents, Community leaders and eminent personalities to advise their youths not to allow anybody or group to use them to cause trouble or violence in the State.
He also urged the people to ignore the Sit at Home threat and go about their normal businesses as security operatives were ever ready to protect them.
Mr Ogbizi said the Police Command in the State had arrested four suspected armed robbers who had been terrorizing residents of Umuahia and its environs
Parading the suspects in Umuahia, the Commissioner of Police said the suspects were arrested in a hotel in the State capital through a tip off.
He explained that the Command had devised a measure to track down suspected criminals in their hideouts and advised owners of hotels in
the State to improve on their security outfit by installing arms detecting machine doors.
In an interview, one of the suspects, Daniel Okoaba who claimed to be a National Diploma holder from Abia State Polytechnic denied being an armed robber, stating that the gun that was found in his possession was bought from a friend for self defense.
One of the items recovered from the suspects was an English revolver pistol.
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