Buharia��s Visit: Police Warn IPOB Over Threat

The Ebonyi State Police Command on Monday warned the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra and political partiesa�� supporters against disruptive acts during President Muhammadu Buhari a��s visit to the state on Tuesday .

The Commissioner of Police , Mr Titus Lamorde , gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abakaliki .

He gave the assurance that the command was well equipped to deal with all forms of security challenges before, during and after the President a��s visit .

According to Lamorde , any individual or group of persons that foment trouble before, during and after the visit would be severely dealt with , as people are advised to conduct themselves well.

a�?I will not disclose the number of personnel we have drafted for security reasons , but I assure citizens that enough personnel have been deployed across the state to ensure a hitch – free visit .

a�?The President a��s visit is a welcome development as the citizens should cooperate with security agencies to make it a successful one,a�? he said .

He stated that his officers had been adequately trained to relate well with the citizens during the visit and advised people to conduct their activities within the confines of the law .

a�?We would not meddle into political issues as security outfit , but the visit is developmentally -oriented because of the numerous projects the President would inaugurate.

a�?My officers would not intimidate or harass individuals or groups as the duty of ensuring a hitch -free event is a collective one,a�? he said

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