The Imo State Police Command has called on residents to disregard the illegal sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra and go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestation or attack.
The police urged residents to go out and carry out their normal business activities, reiterating their earlier ban on sit-at-home.
The Commissioner Of Police, Imo State Command, CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde, stated this on Sunday while briefing journalists at the command headquarters in Owerri, Imo State.
The CP said, “I want to use this medium to call on Imolites to disregard the illegal sit-at-home order and go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestation or attack.
“The Command and other security agencies have put in place adequate security measures to checkmate any breach of peace and anyone found complicit will be made to face the full wrath of the law.”
Reacting to some misleading reports making the rounds on social media alleging that, hoodlums attacked and burnt the popular Hassan Market Avu which is not true, the CP said, “For the purpose of clarity, I wish to inform you that, the incident that happened at the market was a fire outbreak that led to loss of properties.
“No life was lost in the inferno and it’s under investigation and the outcome of our investigation will be made known to the public.”