- Police commissioner Abia state has warned members of the Biafra group
- Okon stated that if any of the members show up in Umuahia they would have themselves to blame
- This warning is coming just as the date for Nnamdi Kanu’s parents' burial draws closer
The Abia state commissioner of police, Ene Okon has issued a strong warning to members of the pro-Biafra group just as the burial of parents of the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu draws near.
Speaking in an interview with The Sun, Okon warned members of the group not to step foot anywhere close to Umuahia, Abia state capital under the pretense of attending the burial or there would be consequences.
The police commissioner further explained that if the plans for the burial of Eze Kanu and his wife, king and queen of Afaraukwu would go as planned, IPOB members should be warned not to attend the burial or the officers would scatter everything.
He went on to note that the prime minister of Afaraukwu has already been informed that the burial will not take place with IPOB members present neither will the police provide security for the funeral if the group shows up.
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Similarly, a group, Imeobi Igbo Forum, has begged Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to keep off the burial venue of his parents to avoid any issues.
Kanu said he would attend the burial which is expected to be held in his hometown in Abia state. Some IPOB members had taken to social media to allege that since Kanu's announcement, soldiers have been seen parading the community.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the president-general, Isiama Afaraukwu autonomous community, Chief Ikechukwu Ndubueze, disclosed that the community wants their monarch and wife to be buried peacefully.
According to Ndubueze, the burial of Kanu’s parents does not have anything to do with Biafra agitation. He pleaded with the federal government to withdraw soldiers deployed in the community whose presence, he said was already causing unnecessary tension and panic among the indigenes.
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