Ahead of their planned inauguration of Biafra in Enugu on Tuesday, July 30, by the Biafra Zionists Federation (BZF), the Commissioner of Police the State, Mr Suleiman Balarabe, has warned trouble makers and “unnecessary agitators’’ to steer clear.
It would be recalled that Barr. Benjamin Onwuka, leader of the BZF, a pro-Biafra group, had announced that he would be declaring himself as the President of Biafra Republic in Enugu come July 30, tomorrow.
Onwuka had also named some prominent personalities in his cabinet.
But Balarabe while in a meeting with transporters’ associations and stakeholders in Enugu, cautioned the group over the threat.
He said that the law enforcement agencies, including the police would not fail to arrest and prosecute any group or individual that caused breach of peace, adding that the police would watch any group or individual commit felony in the state.
“I know that the people of Enugu State are peace loving people, who
mind their daily businesses. They will continue to have peace.
“The police and other sister security agencies are assuring residents of the state of adequate security deployment tomorrow.
“We urge you people to come out en mass to carry out your daily
businesses without fear or favour; as security agencies will ensure
that nothing undesirable happens in any part of the state,’’ he said.
Earlier, Mr Collins Nebo, State Secretary of National Union of Road Transport Workers [NURTW], said that the union members were not in support of frequent threat to their businesses by pro-Biafran groups.
Nebo noted that the union would give the law enforcement agencies the needed support, adding that transporters would carry out their
businesses fully on July 30, tomorrow.
“We are known for peace as a union and we will continue to support the police and other law enforcement agencies to build enduring peace in the state,’’ he assured.
Mr Benjamin Ejiofor, President of Association of Tricycle Riders
Transport Union in Enugu State, noted that his union executive had
warned its members not to associate or join any unlawful procession.
“The union is giving the commissioner maximum cooperation on this matter. We cannot allow lawless people to take over our society,’’