Nigerian Police Ask Delta Residents To Disregard Purported Sit-at-home Order

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The Nigeria Police Force, Delta State command has condemned a YouTube post by some faceless individuals with the caption “Day 3 of the Remembrance of Asaba massacre in 1970” in which Asaba residents were warned to observe the “Sit-at-home order” as declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra.

The police spokesperson in the state, DSP, Bright Edafe in a statement on Friday, assured the residents of their safety and urged them to go about their lawful businesses.

He explained that as the command would deal decisively with anyone or group of persons who try to cause any form of trouble in the state.

He said, “The Delta State Police Command is aware of a YouTube post by some faceless individuals with the caption “Day 3 of the Remembrance of Asaba massacre in 1970”, where the faceless person declared Friday 7/10/2022 as Sit-at-home in Biafra land.

“For the purpose of clarity, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Ari Muhammed Ali, has declared that there is no “sit-at-home order” in Delta State. He assures residents of their safety and urges them to go about their lawful business as the command is willing and able to deal decisively with anyone or group of persons who try to cause any form of trouble in the State.

“He admonishes members of the public particularly residents of Asaba to report any strange and suspicious movements or persons in their neighborhood to the Command or other law enforcement agencies.”

“Meanwhile, the CP has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations, Area Commanders, DPOS, and Tactical Commanders to maintain Police visibility across the length and breadth of the State and emplace measures that will make the State uncomfortable and uninhabitable for any group of hoodlums,” he added.