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IGP Arase again warns pro-Biafra protesters

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, on Sunday, said  enough is enough for the youths from the eastern part of Nigeria parading themselves as promoters of Biafra.

The Indigenous People of Biafra on a Peaceful Protest over the Arrest of the Director of Radio Biafra yesterday along Ikwerre road in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
FILE PHOTO: The Indigenous People of Biafra on a Peaceful Protest over the Arrest of the Director of Radio Biafra, along Ikwerre road in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

Arase, who spoke to Channels Television, cautioned the youths against obstructing the peace of the land.

His warning is coming against the backdrop of massive protests on Sunday, in Asaba, the Delta State capital, Awka, the Anambra State capital, and in Enugu, for the immediate release of the detained Director of Radio Biafra and Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, as well as for the actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra

Although, there were earlier reports on Sunday that 125 pro-Biafra protesters were arrested, the police spokesman in Delta State, Celestina Kalu, said nobody was in the custody of the Police Command in Delta State.

It is the second time in two days that the police are issuing a warning to the group.

On Friday the Nigeria Police Force issued a warning to the youths calling for the recognition of the Indigenous People of Biafra, saying that their “planned one-million-man march is illegal”.

In a strongly-worded statement, Mr Arase said that the protesters, from the south-eastern region, would be provoking the law if they do not stop such protests or call.


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