FOLLOWING attacks on police officers engaged to restore public order in some states of the South-East and South-South geopolitical zones of the country by agitators for Republic of Biafra, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, has directed Assistant Inspectors General of Police and the Commissioners of Police in the affected area to disarm members of the group operating firearms immediately.
The IGP noted that the targeted attacks on police personnel, who had been performing their statutory duties in the most professional and civil manner since the latest resurgence disorder, portrayed the activists as having crossed the threshold, in what he described as their misguided attempt to test the common will of the country.
While condemning the killing via a statement, Arase also directed the arrest of any member of the group found in possession of firearms and bring him/her to deserved justice.
He directed that all activists arrested in connection with the killing of the policemen should be charged to court for murder.
The Nigeria Police said it would continue to diligently work towards eliminating any threat to internal security and assured Nigerians of its commitment to their safety and security.