The Abia State Commissioner of Police (CP), Anthony Ogbizi, has ordered the arrest of those financing, encouraging and associating with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) or its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Ogbizi also warned that anybody found with Biafra flag or insignia will be arrested and charged to court.
The Commissioner of Police noted that with the proscription of the group by the South East governors, IPOB has become an illegal group and anyone who adorns Biafra emblems will be arrested and prosecuted.
Ogbizi visited the burnt down Ariaria Police station in company of the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Operations, Force headquarters, Taiwo Lakanu accusing the pro-Biafra group of using agitation to perpetrate violence.
He said: “Nnamdi Kanu and his brother engage in photo-shopping. They thrive through propaganda.
“They say IPOB is an armless group doing protests, but you have seen it yourself that the group is violent. They set bonfires on the road and attack with offensive weapons.
“IPOB destroyed the Ariaria Police station; they were armed with petrol bombs which they used to destroy Police vehicles and exhibits.
“They also carted away three pump action rifles and threw a petrol bomb on a patrol vehicle conveying MOPOL men. You can see the destruction of commercial vehicles.
“IPOB coordinated these attacks from Nnamdi Kanu’s house. IPOB members confronted the military at Isiala Ngwa.
“Look at the attack on the bank, we don’t know the motive. IPOB going to this extent cannot be said to be a non-violent organization. Anybody that abets, finances, encourages or associates with IPOB will be arrested.”