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May 30 sit-at-home order : Ignore IPOB, police urge Abia residents 

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May 30 sit-at-home order : Ignore IPOB, police urge Abia residents

By  Steve Oko
The Abia State Police Command, has urged residents of the state to ignore the much-publised sit -at-home order issued by the leadership of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB.
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IPOB had directed all its members ,Biafrans home and in the diaspora to stay indoors on May 30 from mornings till evening in honour of all those who have lost their lives in the Biafra struggles.
The non-violent pro-Biafra group has also vowed to lock down major cities in Nigeria including Abuja, Kano, Lagos and Kaduna as well as the entire South East and South South zones as a mark of respect to the fallen heroes including victims of herdsmen attacks.
Nnamdi Kanu during a rally at Nri in 2017.
But in a swift reaction, the police urged residents not to comply with the orders which it said could cause breach of public peace.
The police in a statement issued Monday in Umuahia, appealed to members of the public to discountenance the order.
The statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer,  Geoffrey Ogbonna , warned IPOB against causing any unrest in the state.
Police urged residents to go about their lawful business, assuring them of their full security without molestation or intimidations.
According to the statement, police, in synergy with other security agencies ,  have put in place, adequate security measures to ensure the safety and security of all citizens.
The statement also warned IPOB to steer clear from the state, while urging parents not to allow their children to be used to cause breach of the peace as dire consequences await those caught doing so.
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