SAHARANEWS – The Nigeria Police has finally explained why there is heavy presence of security officers around Afaraukwu, home of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu in preparation for the burial of his parents, His Royal Majesty Eze and Ugoeze I.O. Kanu.
The Force also warned that those intending to hijack the burial process especially members of IPOB in solidarity to their leader will have it to contend with.
In a release signed by the PPRO Abia command, Ogbonna Geoffrey and made available to IGBERE TV on Tuesday, the planned hijack negates the principle of peace loving and Christian nature of the deceased in according them befitting burial as respected traditional leader and knights of the Christendom.
He also alleged that this has caused tension among indigenes and residents in Afaraukwu, Umuahia whom he said have started leaving the community.
“The presence of security officials in and around the Community should not be seen as the threat but a proactive measure to prevent the infiltration of miscreants and hoodlums into the community to actualize their intentions of truncating the burial process and peace hither-to enjoyed by the peace loving people of Afara Community and Abia State at large.
“More so,the commissioner of Police enjoins the public to disregard the rumours making rounds that he wants to scuttle the burial process whereas he has the good intention of providing security to lives and property of the people” he added.
While assuring those who intend to attend the burial of their safety, the command under the leadership of CP E. Ene Okon warned those it described as miscreants to steer clear of the environment, emphasising that the security operatives will not fold their arm and watch their unlawful activities.