The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, has ordered Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIG) and Commissioners of Police (CP) in the South-East and South –South geopolitical zones of the country to disarm members of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB).
A statement on Tuesday by Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Olabisi Kolawole, said the IGP while condemning the killing of policemen by the group, noted the disposition of armed IPOB members to undertake premeditated attacks on police officers.
Kolawole said the IGP noted that the targeted attacks on Police personnel, who have been performing their statutory functions in the most professional and civil manner since the latest resurgence disorder.
He added that the action showed the IPOB activists who are orchestrating the insurrection as having crossed the threshold in their misguided attempt to test the common will of the nation.
She said: “IGP Arase, also directed the arrest of any member of the group found in possession of firearm and bring him/her to deserved justice, while all IPOB activists arrested in connection with the killing of the Policemen should be charged to court for murder.”