Nigeria’s Police Chief Orders Disarmament of Biafran Agitators

 Solomon Arase
Nigeria’s Police Chief Solomon Arase

ABUJA – Nigeria’s Police Chief, Solomon Arase, has directed the Assistant Inspectors General of Police and the Commissioners of Police in the south-east and south-south states to immediately disarm members of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) operating firearms.

The directive follows the manifestation of the disposition of the armed IPOB activists to undertake premeditated attacks on Police officers engage in operations aimed at restoring public order in the affected States.

Prompt News recalls that some policemen were allegedly killed by Biafran agitators on Monday following clash with security agents in some south-east states and Delta state.

The Police Chief noted that the targeted attacks on Police personnel, who have been performing their statutory functions in the most professional and civil manner since the latest resurgence disorder, portrays the IPOB activists who are orchestrating the insurrection as having crossed the threshold in their misguided attempt to test the common will of the nation.

IGP Arase, while condemning the killing by members of IPOB, also directed the arrest of any member of the group found in possession of firearm and bring him/her to deserved justice, while all IPOB activists arrested in connection with the killing of the Policemen should be charged to court for murder.

A statement by Force spokesperson, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, however assured that the Nigeria Police Force will continue to diligently work towards eliminating any threat to internal security and assures Nigerians of its commitment to their safety and security.

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