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IPOB-sit-at-home order: Police beef up security

The police in Abia have assured the people of the state of their readiness to ensure adequate security in the state. A statement signed by…

The police in Abia have assured the people of the state of their readiness to ensure adequate security in the state.

A statement signed by the Commissioner of Police, CP Janet Agbede, urged residents to disregard the sit-at-home order given by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

This is as the Abia State Government said it is actively monitoring the situation with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, an indigene of the state currently under trial at a Federal High Court in Abuja, with a view to ensuring that his fundamental human rights, as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic, are respected.

The government disclosed that it has remained in touch with his family members as well as other relevant persons and institutions and receives regular updates through them on the situation.

According to the Commissioner for information and Strategy, Chief Okiyi Kalu, government is confident that the judiciary will ensure a free and fair trial for him and others as they remain innocent until proven guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction.

The government called on all citizens and visitors to continue to be law abiding and avoid any act that might lead to a breakdown of law and order.

“While government will not compel anyone wishing to sit at home for any reason whatsoever not to do so, as citizens have freedom of movement under the extant constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, we wish to strongly advice that nobody should also compel or enforce any sit-at-home order from any non-state actor as doing so does not serve any known interest of the people of the state.”

 

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