The Abia state police command has warned the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against any activity capable of truncating the peace and safety of the residents.
The commissioner of police in the state, Ene Okon, gave the warning in an interview on Channels Television.
He said that anyone or group of persons associated with IPOB will be termed as a terrorist and dealt with severely.
The commissioner’s comment comes in reaction to the sit-at-home-order issued by the proscribed movement, scheduled to come into effect on Thursday, May 30.
He said: “The Nigeria Police Force in Abia will treat any person associated with IPOB as a terrorist and such a person or group of persons will be dealt with according to the law.
“I am assuring the good people of Abia to disregard the illegal order and go about their normal businesses as there is every assurance of protection of their lives and properties.
“We have put measures in place for smooth inauguration of the executive governor of Abia state.”
He noted that security personnel have been put in strategic places across the state to forestall any break down of law and order.