The Imo State Police Command has vowed to deal decisively with members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, who intend to force innocent and law-abiding citizens of the state to obey the sit-at-home order on May 30.
The command, in a statement on Friday by its spokesperson, Bala Elkana, urged IPOB fighters to sign their wills before May 30 as the command was ready for them.
It also asked residents of the state to ignore the sit-at-home order declared by IPOB.
The statement read, “The attention of the Imo State Police Command has been drawn to some messages circulating on social media purported to have emanated from leaders of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra directing innocent and law-abiding citizens of the state to sit at home from May 29-31, 2021.
“The command wishes to inform the good people of Imo State that adequate security arrangements are in place to guarantee their safety. The police in collaboration with other security agencies in the state has massively deployed its resources and Special Forces to provide watertight security across the state.
“To those who are bent on disturbing the peace of the state, we have this simple message for you: steer clear of the public space or write your will before you step out. The command is battle-ready to deal decisively with hoodlums and criminal elements in line with the law.”