Sit-at-home order: Imo State Govt advises residents to ignore IPOB, says adequate security provided

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State Governor, Hope Uzodinma

OWERRI – The State has urged the people the state to ignore the sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People Biafra (IPOB) and planned to hold on 29th, 30th and 31st May, 2021 in the five states in the South-East.

Commissioner for Information and Strategy, State, Declan Mbadiwe Emelumba, gave the advice at a press in Owerri on Thursday in his office.

Emelumba advised the people to go about normal on the mentioned dates, assuring that the had put measures in place to protect lives any form harassments and molestation.

He disclosed that already personnel in the state had been detailed to take full steps to adequate protection for the people to ensure .

The commissioner reviewed the ’s strategy aimed at tackling insecurity in the state in line with the Federal plans.

He regretted what he described as a plot by people never meant well for the state to make the state ungovernable.

The commissioner said even when the government had returned to normalcy in the state, some people had gone to bring back the hoodlums to kill people and frustrate the efforts the government.

Emelumba wondered why hoodlums would go to the police station that was already burnt to frustrate the project going on only to disappear when they heard that personnel were coming.

On the recent Orji shooting of Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State, Emelumba denied an online media report that seven youths were clamped in the .

According to him, there was no truth in the information being speculated, adding that the Police had equally denied the information.

He asserted the government’s determination to tackle all manner of insecurity in the state while warning that henceforth anybody caught in that kind of activities would pay dearly for his actions.

The Commissioner warned against any form of protest or demonstration by any group of people in the state, appealing to parents in the state not to allow children to be used by the faceless people.

Answering questions on the and release of innocent youths during the last Orji shooting, the commissioner for Information said those arrested remained suspects until proven otherwise.

He said that what the police did was a normal thing, assuring that once the youths were proven innocent after investigation, they would be released. (Nigerian Tribune)