Mr Ene Okon, the commissioner of police for Abia State who was transferred from Ebonyi State in February shortly before the 2019 general polls, has stated that he and his command does not know anything called “Biafra”.
This is even as he said Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, will be arrested once he steps into the State.
CP Okon, stated this in an interview with TheSun; According to him, “IPOB is an illegal organization; it has been declared as a terrorist organization”.
“I can never, never allow any illegal organization in the state and anybody that belongs to such organization and carrying out any illegal activity should be treated as a terrorist and you know how terrorists are treated; I have said it and I’m repeating it”, Mr. Okon declared.
Speaking further about Biafra, CP Okon said; “The command that is headed by me does not know what is Biafra; we cannot have another country within a country. We remain Nigerians, living in Nigeria. So, they cannot celebrate any day, Biafra has no day to celebrate”.
“Freedom fighters in India, South Africa and some other countries fought for their freedom; did theirs take the shape of that of Nnamdi Kanu? Those ones were merely nationalists, Nelson Mandela fought apartheid, which apartheid is Nnamdi Kanu fighting in Nigeria? There are no bases for comparison what happened in India and South Africa with what Nnamdi Kanu is doing. Mandela fought against apartheid, but Kanu is carrying out hard, subversive tendencies”.
On Nnamdi Kanu, CP Okon said; “He (Kanu) is already a wanted man. He escaped; he is standing trial already, so, any time he steps in here and he is seen, he has to be arrested and handed over to the court to face his trial.