- The police in Delta state have been asked to deal with members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra
- This is the position the inspector general of police, Usman Baba Alkali, on Monday, August 23 in Asaba
- Going further, he promised that bullet-proof vests, teargas canisters, helmets and others would be provided
A message has been sent to the police in Delta state. The message was sent by the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali.
He charged the Delta State Police Command to go tough on criminals and members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra in the state, Punch Newspaper reports.
He stated this on Monday, August 23, during the familarisation visit to the state police command in Asaba.
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“If you are able to work in Delta, you can work in any part of Nigeria. That’s why we are creating more areas command, divisions to bring police nearer to the people.
“You are trying your best but your best is not good enough. Anything that happen in Anambra State will affect Delta State especially the Asaba.
“That is why you must prepare to deal with any criminal especially IPOB group. There are spills over agitation or demonstration from Onitsha to Asaba.
“Brace up to IPOB challenge because it is a proscribed organisation and treat them as such. It is unfortunate that #EndSARS started from Delta State.”
Meanwhile, he assured the command that bullet-proof vests, teargas canisters, helmets and others would be provided before Anambra election.
IPOB has threatened to kill me - Governor Sanwo-Olu’s aide raises alarm
In another report, Joe Igbokwe, the special adviser on drainage and water resources to the Lagos state governor, has claimed that the proscribed group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has threatened to kill him.
The politician made the claim in an open letter addressed to the inspector general of police and southeast governors.
Igbokwe questioned why leaders and prominent people in Igbo land were not openly condemning the activities of the secessionists. He pointed out that Chief Uwazurike struggled for Biafra without resorting to arms struggle like IPOB's leader Nnamdi Kanu.
The politician urged people from the southeast region to stop supporting the activities of IPOB, noting that they should not allow blind people to lead them into a pit.
Nnamdi Kanu's aides battle for control of IPOB
Meanwhile, a report by the Daily Sun newspaper indicates that there is apprehension within the ranks of IPOB following the leadership vacuum created by the absence of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
According to the report, Kanu’s continued detention by the Department of State Services (DSS), has caused a seeming leadership crisis in the organization.
Kanu was said to be fully in control and members, deputies and assistants took orders directly from him or his broadcasts on Radio Biafra.