Police Commissioner Warns IPOB on Proposed Rally

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MASSOB activists during a pro-Biafra engagement

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IMO State Commissioner of Police, Taiwo Lakanu, on Wednesday warned members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against breaching public peace. Lakanu gave the warning in a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the IPOB “sit at home protest” slated for Friday.

The group planned to protest the continued detention of its Leader, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, on that day. The commissioner said the police would resist any attempt by the group to breach public peace or carry out activities contrary to the law.

He said the group has no right to forcefully order members of the public to sit at home or switch off their phones. “We will arrest and prosecute any IPOB member if any of their actions leads to breach of security and public peace.

“Agitators must find a legal ways of making their grievances known to the authorities and not to create panic in the society. Police is in charge of any situation in the state, and we are ever ready to ensure a violence-free state,’’ he said.

The commissioner urged members of the public not to entertain any fear over the planned protest, but to go about their lawful businesses. – The Nation

—  Sep 21, 2016 @ 18:15 GMT

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