The Police Command in Abia State says it will not fold its hands and watch some group of people under the guise of Indigenous People of Biafra or Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra disrupt the peace people of the State have.
The Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr Adeleye Oyebade, gave the warning while briefing Journalists in Umuahia.
Mr Oyebade stated that his men had been mobilized and positioned at strategic areas in the State to ensure that nobody was harassed while carrying out their legitimate business. Mr Oyebade warned those who may be planning to disturb the economic activities and peace in the State on 30thMay to desist from such act as the long arm of the law would catch up with them.
Meanwhile, The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has called on the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and other Biafra agitators to jettison the idea of armed struggle against the Federal Government and support efforts by Igbo Political Leaders to address the issue of marginalization.
Senator Ekweremadu made the call at an Inter-denominational Church Service organized to mark this year’s Democracy Day in Abakaliki.
Ekweremadu said though politicians of Igbo extraction would never accept the marginalization of Igbos in the polity, there would be no two governments in the country. He condemned the sit at home order by IPOB and urged the agitators to emulate African-Americans and Black South Africans who struggled for equal rights and dismantled apartheid in their countries through peaceful engagement.
Governor Umahi noted that the unity of the country would be more strengthened with the restructuring of Nigerian but rejected the type of restructuring that would take the nation back to regional administration. In a Sermon, the Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria in Ebonyi State, the Reverend Father Abraham Nwali urged the nations’ leaders to imbibe the virtues of obedience, humility and respect which characterized the leadership qualities of Jesus Christ.
LAWRENCE NWOKEDI & AMECHI ODO