The Delta State Commissioner of Police, Ari Muhammed Ali has warned residents against hoisting or carrying the flag of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in any part of the state.
The state commissioner gave the warning in a press release issued by the command’s Acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, and made it available to journalists on Sunday.
According to him, the undercover Police detectives have been deployed across the state for the purpose of arresting anyone caught carrying the Biafra flag and to ensure that they are dealt with in accordance with the laws of the land.
The CP added that they are aware of the threat of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and their intention of parading themselves in some parts of the state.
“The Command is determined to maintain peace in the state and as such urged officers and men of the state command to be on red alert, watchful, and deal decisively with the troubleshooters”, he added.
The CP, therefore, warns that on no account should anybody be seen carrying or hoisting the Biafra flag in whatever guise in the state.
“The command is more than ever willing and determined to go after any miscreant who might be found wanting. So I urged members of the public to partner with the police to see that those who try to bring disunity in the state and our dear nation be arrested and brought to book”, he said.