Police warn S’East secessionist group against planned violent protests

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policeThe Nigerian Police Force has warned members of a secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against embarking on violent protests against the Nigerian state.

In a statement from the Force Headquarters, signed by the spokesperson, Mrs. Olabisi Alofe-Kolawole made available to newsmen on Friday; the force stated that it was in possession of an intelligence suggesting that protesters were going to use dangerous weapons as part of their protests across some South Eastern states.

“The Nigeria Police Force reminds the brains behind this security threat that the law prohibiting the unlawful possession of firearms is still in-force. Therefore any attempt to unleash mayhem on innocent and law abiding Nigerians under any guise by this group   will be met with stiff resistance from the Police and other security agencies, the actors will be brought to justice in line with extant criminal laws.” Alofe-Kolawole wrote.

She added that “Citizens in the South-Eastern States are hereby assured of adequate protection, as appropriate Police deployment has been emplaced to deal decisively with any group or persons who might be bent on breaching public peace and threatening national security.”

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