The Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 9, Echeng Echeng, has ordered men of the Police force in Imo state to neutralize activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its militia group, Eastern Security of Nigeria (ESN) enforcing the illegal sit at home directive by its leader, Simon Ekpa.
Echeng gave the order during a farmilarisation tour of the Imo Command in Owerri on Thursday.
The AIG said the Police would apply a stringent approach to fight insurgency, terrorism and other criminal activities within the zone.
Echeng, who advised residents to go about their normal businesses, reiterated the readiness of his men to sustain peace and provide adequate security for the people of Imo, Abia and Ebonyi states.
“We will continue to partner with other security agencies in the state to ensure that those planning to enforce the sit at home order are surely dealt with”.
“They deserve peace, adequate security, economic growth and stability; and this we assure them”.