Sit-at-home: Security agencies give IPOB serious warning


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The heads of security agencies in Imo State have warned the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against using its sit-at-home declared across the South East geopolitical zone to foment trouble in the state.

They also pledged to adequately deploy their men to forestall any disturbance, while urging law-abiding citizens in the state to go about their normal businesses on September 14, the day IPOB set aside for the sit-at-home.

Recall that the group had declared the sit-at-home to protest the impending military operation codenamed “Operation Python Dance 3”.

The Herald can report that the security heads made the declaration after a joint security meeting at the Imo Police headquarters in Owerri.

Present at the meeting were the Commissioner of Police, Dazuki Galadanchi and Commander of the 34 Artillary Brigade, Obinze H.I Bature.

Also present were the Imo state heads of the Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Air Force, Department of State Services (DSS), Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) and others.

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The Commissioner of Police, Galadanchi, who addressed the media, said that the security agencies were poised to deal ruthlessly with anyone hiding under an illegal sit-at-home to foment trouble in the state.

He said, “The heads of all the security in Imo state are working together. We are here to tell the world that we are saying no to the proposed sit-at-home order on September 14 ,by IPOP.

“We want to tell members of the public that anyone who has any genuine business on that day to go about his businesses. We have resolved among ourselves to protect the citizens.

“IPOB members should remember that where one person’s right ends,the other person’s own begins.

“Imo state must be great in our time.the sit-at-home order by IPOP is at variance with the law.

“Anybody who tries to threaten law abiding citizens in the name of sit-at-home will have the security agencies to contend with.”

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