DIG raises concern over alleged gathering of IPOB members in Edo

DIG raises concern over alleged gathering of IPOB members in Edo

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:14 pm

Nigerian Policemen:

Nigerian Policemen

By Jethro Ibileke/Benin
The Deputy Inspector General of Police, in charge of Operation Restore Peace in South-South region, DIG Moses Jitoboh, has raised alarm over alleged gathering of some people he described as members of Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), in Edo state with the intent of spreading secessionist messages across the state.
He disclosed this on Wednesday in Benin, Edo state, during a stakeholders meeting and the launching of Operation Restore Peace in the south-south region.
He listed the areas they are currently holding secret meetings in the state to include Igbanke, Ubiaja, Iguelaba, Igueben, Okhiahe and Ologbo.
Jitoboh who noted that Edo and Bayelsa are the states currently enjoying relative peace in the country, however cautioned that they must not allow anybody to come in and scuttle it with secessionist messages.
He asked the people in the communities where the harbingers of secessionist are holding their secret meetings to report same to the police for urgent attention, noting that it is better to nip them in the bud than allowing it to grow into something else in the state.
The police boss that President Muhammadu Buhari’s inaugurated what is called Operation Restore Peace in the troubled regions of the south-south and south-east and that he is in charge of the South-South region.
While reacting to the call by stakeholders to profile those recruited into the vigilance group in the state, he said the State Commissioner of Police should work in synergy with the heads of the group to remove the bad eggs.
He noted that policing the state is not an easy therefore, there is need for the police to work-hand-in-hand with the vigilante and that such has brought about peace in the state.

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