The Imo State Police Command has threatened to severely sanction enforcers of sit-at-home order of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in the state if caught.
The command disclosed that information at its disposal revealed that some disgruntled elements have concluded plans to scuttle the existing peace being enjoyed by the citizens by forcing all to remain indoors on Monday, August 16.
The spokesman of the police in the state, CSP Michael Abatam warned the disgruntled elements to desist forthwith or have themselves to blame if caught.
Abatam disclosed that the police and other security agencies are working hard to ensure there was no breakdown of law and order in the state.
According to him, the police have put in place a comprehensive security coverage which includes visibility policing, robust patrols and intelligence driven stop and search operations across the length and breadth of the state.
The spokesman said; “Information at the disposal of the Imo state Police Command revealed that some disgruntled elements have finalized plans to illegally scuttle the already achieved peace being enjoyed by Imolites by forcing all and sundry to remain at home on Monday, 16/8/2021.
“In the light of this, the Imo State Police Command is issuing a strong warning to any person(s) or group under any illegitimate guise, forcing residents of Imo State to sit at home on Monday, 16/8/2021 or cause any breakdown of law and order to desist from such act or will be severely sanctioned if caught.
“The Command, in collaboration with sister security agencies are working assiduously to ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order in the state and have put in a comprehensive security coverage which includes visibility policing, robust patrols and intelligence driven stop and search operations across the length and breadth of the state.
“The Commissioner of Police CP Rabiu Hussaini while commending the residents of Imo State for their support, advised all and sundry to remain law abiding and be vigilant enough to report any suspicious activity to the police command or nearest police formation, and to go about their lawful businesses without fear of harassment or molestation from anybody. He also urge residents to make use of the command’s emergency numbers in time of distress: 08034773600 or 08098880197.”