The Nigerian Police has raised an alarm via the office of Moses Jittobo, the Deputy Inspector General, in charge of Operation Restore Peace in the South-South region, on Wednesday, June 2. It stated that some members of the proscribed seccessionist group, Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) have been regrouping in Edo State, with the intention of spreading their secessionist gospel.
Privileged security reports made available to the Nigerian Police has revealed that IPOBIANS have been having their regular meetings at Igbanke, Ubiaja, Iguelaba, Igueben, Okhiahe and Ologbo areas of the state.
Jittobo revealed this during a stakeholders meeting and the launching of Operation Restore Peace in the South-South region held in Benin City. According to Jittobo, Edo and Bayelsa States have been enjoying relative peace for a very long time, this is not the time to scuttle that relative peace with secessionist messages and agenda.
He enjoined the inhabitants of the territories where the promoters of secession are having their meetings to quickly report them to the police for urgent attention, and that it is reasonable to stem the tide of the cankerworm called secession before it disrupts the collective peace we all enjoy.
He reiterated his mission, which is to ensure peace in the South-Southern part of the country. He further noted that President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated what is called Operation Restore Peace in the troubled region (South-South and South-East) and that he is in charge of the South-South region.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police while reacting to the clamour for the creation of a database for the individuals recruited into the Vigilante groups, admonished the Police Commissioner in the state, to work in conjunction with the leaders of the various security groups in fishing out the ones spoiling them.
The job of the police, according to him isn’t an easy one, that’s one of the reasons why the leaders of the groups must work in cooperation with the Nigerian Police.