The Bayelsa State Police Command has warned Bayelsans to resist any attempt to associate with the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).
The Commissioner of Police, CP Mike Okoli fsi, on Thursday gave the warning.
bioreports gathered that the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Operation Restore Peace in the South-South region, DIG Moses Jitoboh, on Wednesday during a stakeholders meeting in Edo State, raised the alarm over alleged gathering of some people he described as members of IPOB in Bayelsa State with the intent of spreading secessionist messages across the state.
In a statement signed and issued to bioreports, through the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Asinim Butswat, the command warned the public to steer clear of any form of association with the proscribed group.
The state continued, “Intelligence available to the Command indicates that some misguided elements are planning to set-up IPOB cells in the State. Police Operatives are on their trail and monitoring their activities.
“The Command will deal decisively with any person or group of persons that attempt to disrupt the prevailing and peaceful security situation in the State.
“The Bayelsa State Police Command, hereby appeals to the good people of the state to go about their lawful and .imate businesses, as the security agencies are on ground to ensure that peace and order is maintained in the State.”
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