Police warn as IPOB plans sit-at-home protest
Written by Morenike Adebayo on September 23, 2016
The Rivers and Anambra states commands of the Nigeria Police Force have warned the Indigenous People of Biafra and other pro-Biafran agitators against carrying out their planned protest scheduled for today. The police have also described the protest as illegal.
The IPOB and Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) have called for a shutdown of businesses in the Southeast today to protest the continued detention of IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu.
Declaring today a sit-at-home day, they also called for the closure of markets, schools, banks and other institutions in the South-East and South-South geo-political zones
The group which said it will use the day to protest the continued detention of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, by the Federal Government added that there will be restriction of movement during the protest.
In a statement in Awka, police spokesperson Nkeiruka Nwode, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), however warned those who planned such protest to retrace their steps to avoid ugly consequences. He advised parents to warn their children and wards against joining the protest.