The Abia State Police Command has issued a warning to members of the Indigenous People of Biafra against attending the burial of the parents of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Ene Okon, said the police would not allow IPOB to participate in the burial.
This comes after members of IPOB had earlier asked the Nigerian army and other security agencies to face the real security challenges confronting the country, instead of stopping them from burying His Royal Majesty Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and his wife.
But the CP said he had reached out to the traditional prime minister of Afaraukwu, Kanu’s hometown, to make it clear that the burial would not hold if IPOB members attended.
He said, “Whoever thinks along that line is fooling himself. IPOB will dance during the burial and the police elephants will dance too.
“They (Afaraukwu community) should tell IPOB not go near the area, let alone participating in the burial.
“If the community fails to adhere to the police’s warning the burial will not go on smoothly because we are going to scatter the place. IPOB is proscribed by the Federal Government.”
Okon added that no one should expect him, as the Commissioner of Police, to sit and allow a proscribed group operate in the state.
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