The Delta State Police Commend says its attention has been drawn to a Facebook post by some faceless individuals with the caption “Unknown gunmen Asaba Delta State sends strong message”, in which Asaba residents were warned to observe the “Sit at home order” as declared by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Reacting to the post, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Dr Ali Mohammed Ari, in a statement issued by the spokesperson for the Command, DSP Bright Edafe, declared that there was no “sit at home order” in the state.
He assured residents of their safety and urged them to go about their lawful businesses as the Command was prepared to deal decisively with anyone or group of persons who might want to cause any form of trouble in the state.
The CP admonished members of the public, especially residents of Asaba and the entire Delta North to remain vigilant, monitor and report any strange and suspicious movements or persons in their neighborhood to the Command or other law enforcement agencies.
The Police helmsman said that the Command, under his watch, was determined to maintain the existing peace in the state, pointing out that he had placed officers and men of the Command on red alert, urging them to remain watchful and deal decisively with anyone or group of persons attempting to cause any form of mayhem in the state.
He directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Area Commanders, DPOs, and Tactical Commanders to maintain Police visibility across the length and breadth of the state and emplace measures that would make the state uncomfortable and uninhabitable for any group of hoodlums.