Protest: Police Heighten Security, Warn IPOB in Ebonyi

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 By Benjamin Nworie in Abakaliki

Ebonyi state Police Command has tightened security within Abakaliki metropolis and its environs following the planned protest and sit-at-home order by the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Friday.

The IPOB said the protests, which it scheduled to hold in over 100 countries, were meant to draw the attention of the in¬ternational community to the Federal Government’s continued detention of the group’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

Though, the declaration was not witnessed in the state, there were heavy presence of security men stationed at strategic locations and markets to forestall any breakdown of law and order in the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP George Okafor noted that he went to all the major markets in the state with his photographer to ensure that traders go about their normal businesses without molestation or apprehension.

He disclosed that all shops were opened for economic activities but they would continue to patrol all around major markets in the state to ensure that the outlawed agitators did not cause mayhem on innocent citizens.