The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Muhammed Adamu has ordered police officers to go after members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Adamu directed his boys to be “ruthless against members of the proscribed Independent People of Biafra (IPOB).”
He gave the directive during his visit to the burnt Imo Police Command headquarters and the Owerri Correctional Service.
The IGP also charged his men to use their weapons against the IPOB members and “crush them to the last man.”
Some unknown gunmen had attacked the police headquarters and the Correctional Centre in Owerri and freed hundreds of inmates.
The gunmen who operated from 1am to 3am, freed suspects in almost all the cells at the State Criminal Investigation Department of the command.
Reacting to the incident, the IGP had said operatives of IPOB’s Eastern Security Network, ESN, were responsible for the attack.
IPOB’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu, had in December 2020 launched ESN to protect the people of South-East and South-South regions from terrorists and bandits allegedly trooping in from the North.
The IPOB leader described the outfit as a replica of the Western Nigeria Security Network, also known as Amotekun, earlier launched by the South-West governors to curb insecurity in the region.
“The sole aim and objective of this newly formed security outfit known as Eastern Security Network are to halt every criminal activity and the terrorist attack on Biafraland,” Kanu had said.
“This outfit, which is a vigilante group like the Amotekun in the South-West and the Miyetti Allah security outfit, will ensure the safety of our forests and farmland, which terrorists have converted into slaughter grounds and raping fields.”