IGP Idris storms Abia, may declare Nnamdi Kanu wanted

Whilst the whereabouts of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu is still not public knowledge, the Inspector General of Police(IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has stormed Umuahia, Abia State capital, in apparent response to calls for military withdrawal, and police return to their traditional role of crime prevention.

Residents of Umuahia have had their fair share of crisis following the clash between the Army and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The IGP, who visited Abia in company of top police officers, is expected to reach Aba, where a police station was razed down by suspected hoodlums.

Speculation was rife that the police chief might declare the leader of the IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, wanted after a Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday gave legal backing to the Executive Order of the Federal Government proscribing the IPOB and its activities.

While in the state, the IGP is expected to hold series of meetings with police personnel ‎on general security, discuss their welfare and the way forward in tackling activities of criminals which peaked in the past days.

Top police sources suggested that following the court proscription of IPOB, the police may declare the IPOB leader wanted and commence the process of his arrest.

But that suggestion was also dispelled by yet another source, who reasoned that the IGP did not have to come all the way to Abia to declare the IPOB boss wanted.

“He might as well do that from the comfort of his office in Abuja,” the source argued.


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