Reacting to the development of Sit -at- Home orders, the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, said the Command would back the residents of Owerri and other parts of the state with security operatives in order to resist the Indegenous People of Biafra, IPOB, from forcing them to sit-at-home.
Yaro disclosed this to newsmen in Owerri, while describing IPOB’s order as coming from “Illegitimate persons and entities.”
The IPOB’s order did not go down well with the Police. The Command’s statement read: “We enjoin all residents of Imo State to ignore any stay at home order from illegitimate persons and entities that parade the airwaves with innocuous fallacies and fantasies.
“We advise Imolites to come out today en masse and go about their lawful businesses, bearing in mind that Imo State economy is driven by individual contributions and it is from your various daily activities that you put food on your table.”
The Commissioner of Police then directed that any person(s) who come out to day to enforce any illegal order that is not from a legitimate authority should be resisted by the good people of Imo State and they will be supported by security agencies.