The Nigeria Police Force has warned the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against bearing arms in self defence. This is contained in a statement issued by the Force Spokesperson, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Olabisi Kolawale, in Abuja on Thursday.
The statement said the warning became necessary because of a publication credited to the group telling its members to carry arms in self defence. “The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to a publication credited to the Indigenous People of Biafra ‘to carry guns in self defence’.
“The Inspector-General of Police has sternly warned members of the IPOB to reconsider their stand or face the wrath of the extant laws on bearing of firearms”.