Police in Abia has assured the people of the state that they are ready to ensure adequate security.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Janet Agbede, issued a statement urging residents to ignore the sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
In addition, the Abia State Government said it is actively monitoring the case of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who is currently on trial at a Federal High Court in Abuja, in order to ensure that his fundamental rights are respected as stipulated in the Constitution of the Federal Republic.
It said it has stayed in touch with his family, as well as other relevant persons and institutions, and receives regular updates about his situation from them.
Chief Okiyi Kalu, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, said the government is confident the judiciary will ensure a fair trial for him and others, as they remain innocent until proven guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction.
All citizens and visitors are encouraged to remain law abiding and avoid any action that might lead to a breakdown of law and order.
“While the government will not compel anyone wishing to sit at home for any reason whatsoever not to do so, as citizens have freedom of movement under the extant constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, we wish to strongly advise that nobody should also compel or enforce any sit-at-home order from any non-state actor as doing so does not serve any known interest of the people of the state.”