8th September, 2015
The Inspector –General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase, has ordered an immediate clamp down on persons or group of persons inciting violence and social disorder across the country.
“This directive becomes imperative owing to recent activities of members of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign States of Biafran (MASSOB) and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in some parts of the country,” a statement by Olabisi Kolawole, Police PRO read.
The statement further noted that: “This operational order empowers the police to arrest anybody fomenting any act of violence or disorder, or any act inimical to the security of the nation. So far the following arrest have been made viz ; Anambra State – 4 ; Imo State – 6 ; Delta State – 11 and Abia State – 1.”
Arase then noted that all person arrested for inciting violence, irrespective of their class or status in the society would be charged to court accordingly.