By Paul Michael
Delta Police Command has called on residents to be wary of alleged threat by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to attack the state, especially the capital city.
A Facebook post has warned residents of Asaba to observe the ‘sit at home order’ issued by the outlawed group. Reacting to the threat, the Public Relations Officer of the State, DSP Bright Edafe, in a statement on Sunday, said the Commissioner of Police in the State, CP Ari Muhammed Ali said there is no such thing as ‘sit at home order in Delta.
Thereby asking residents to go about their legitimate business while assuring them safety and protection. Edafe said the Delta State Police Command can be contacted through the following numbers: PPRO’s Office on +234 915 557 0008, +234 915 557 0007, Or the Command Control Room via +234 803 668 4974.
He said, “The attention of Delta State Police Command has been drawn to a Facebook post by some faceless individuals with the caption ‘Unknown gunmen Asaba Delta State sends strong message’, in which Asaba residents are warned to observe the ‘Sit at home order’ as declared by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
“For the purpose of clarity, the Delta State Commissioner of Police CP Ari Muhammed Ali, FCIA, psc+, has declared that there is no ‘sit at home order’ in the State.
He assures residents of their safety and urges them to go about their lawful business(es) as the Command is willing and able to deal decisively with anyone or group of persons who try to cause any form of trouble in the State.
“He admonishes members of the public particularly residents of Asaba and the entire Delta North district to remain vigilant, monitor and report any strange and suspicious movements or persons in their neighborhood to the Command or other law enforcement agencies.
“Meanwhile, the CP in his determination to maintain the existing peace in the State, has placed officers and men of the Command on red alert and urged them to remain watchful and deal decisively with anyone or group of persons attempting to cause any form of mayhem in the State.