The Nigerian Police said it has increased the numerical strength of their personnel in the South-East and South-South zones of the country by placing the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, under surveillance.
According to reports, this is to prevent him from fleeing the country, thereby stopping his re-arrest once the Federal High Court in Abuja grants the Federal government’s wish to revoke his bail.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, said this was in a bid to prevent a breach of the peace, which may result from the activities of Biafran agitators ahead of the upcoming Anambra State governorship election also waiting for court pronouncement for the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu.
Recall that the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, last week, wrote an application to the court asking for Kanu’s bail to be revoked. The federal government in the application said the secessionist group leader has repeatedly flouted his bail conditions.
Police Force Public Relations said, “We have made additional deployments, particularly in Anambra State, because of the upcoming governorship election and also to other South-East and South- South states to ensure that IPOB did not actualise its threat of stopping the election.
“So also, any pronouncement from the court would be strictly enforced, irrespective of the persons involved.
“Nobody is above the law, so any court pronouncement would be enforced by the police.
“We are strictly monitoring the situation for any eventuality from the court, since there is an ongoing judicial process.
“We are not leaving anything to chance; we are to ensure there is law and order and any pronouncement from the court would be strictly enforced.
“We are watching the situation closely. We have made enough deployments and we are going to act appropriately
“We have yet to deploy helicopters because the situation is not ripe for it.
Among the police officers that have been increased in the South South and South East are those in the Counter-Terrorism unit, the Intelligence unit and the conventional policemen.”He added”.
Meanwhile, Kanu in his reaction has said that anyone who plans to rearrest him will die.