The Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has been warned by the Abia State Police Command not to disrupt the order and peace in the state, following its plans to enforce a sit-at-home order on June 8.
The command insisted that the full weight of the law would be brought on any person who disrupted the peace in the state.
Speaking through its Public Relations Officer, Geoffrey Ogbonna, urged residents of the state to disregard MASSOB’s order and go about their lawful businesses.
In the same vein, Abia State Government has called on residents of the state to ignore the sit-at-home order given by the group.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Ugochukwu Emezue, the government advised the people to go about their lawful duties without fear, assuring them of their security.
It warned MASSOB members to keep off Abia State to avoid bloodshed, noting that the warning became necessary as security agencies in the state had been placed on alert to forestall any breakdown of law and order.
The government also called on parents to caution their wards against being used by any group to cause trouble, insisting that the law would take its full course against any offender, warning that the prevailing peace in the state would be sustained at all cost, and that it would not fold its arms and watch enemies of progress destabilise the state.