The Nigeria Police Force has warned a separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, against carrying out its planned protest across some South Eastern states.
This is contained in a statement issued by the force spokesperson, Olabisi Kolawole, on Friday in Abuja.
“Information available to the Nigeria police indicates plans by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to embark on ill-advised protest using dangerous weapons across some South Eastern States,” she said.
Ms. Kolawole, an acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, said the law prohibiting the unlawful possession of firearms was still in force.
She said any attempt by the group to unleash mayhem on innocent and law abiding Nigerians would be met with stiff resistance.
The police further warned that those found culpable would be brought to justice in line with extant laws.
The police assured citizens of states in the South-East of adequate police protection as appropriate deployment had been put in place to deal with the culprits.
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