Friday, 23 September 2016

AGAIN! Nigeria Police Warned IPOB and Pro-Biafran Agitators Against Friday's (Today) Protest




The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers and Anambra States has warned the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB and other Pro-Biafran agitators not to protest on today Friday.
According to Punch News, the Nigerian Police described the protest as illegal and will arrest anybody caught protesting.
Report has it, that the IPOB had earlier declared Friday a sit-at-home day. It also called for the closure of markets, schools, banks and other working institution in the South-East and South-South geo-political zone in Nigeria.
According to source, the group said, it would use the day as to protest the continued detention of their Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, by the Federal Government of Nigeria added that there will be restriction of movement during the protest.
But the Nigeria Police has put an end to the planned protest be declaring it illegal and anybody caught will be apprehended.
Source said, In a statement released on Thursday, entitled: ‘Re: Protest Attempt to Cause  Breach of Peace,’ signed by the Anambra State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Nkeiruka Nwode, the police said its attention had been drawn to the planned protest.
 It advised parents to warn their children and wards against being used.
The statement read in parts, “The attention of the Anambra State Police Command has been drawn to the information that some misguided elements have perfected plans to cause public disorder and conduct themselves in a manner that is likely to cause breach of the peace.
“The command is using this medium to warn such elements to retrace their steps and desist from embarking on any acts of criminality.
“In the same vein, parents are advised to warn their children/wards from being used for acts of illegality.”
Source said in Corroborating its Anambra counterpart, the Rivers State Police Command also issued a similar warning, stressing that parents should keep their wards at home or allow them go about their legitimate businesses without breaching the peace.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Francis Odesanya, who issued the warning while speaking to reporters in Port Harcourt on Thursday, said the command would not tolerate any plan to cause a breakdown of law and order.
However, there were indications that there was division in the IPOB concerning the mode of the protest as one of the camps had opted for a stay-at-home in the affected states while the other faction sought a protest march.
But Odesanya described the planned protest by the IPOB and the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra as illegal and uncalled for adding that the command would not allow anarchy to reign within its area of control.
He said, “Parents and guardians should better advise their wards to stay away from any act that could breach the peace in Rivers State or go about their business in peace.

“The protest is illegal and uncalled for. We are not going to allow anybody to cause a breakdown of law and order here. The command will not tolerate any act of anarchy anywhere in Rivers State,” 
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