No fewer than 44 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were arrested during the November 10, 2015 PRO-Biafra protest in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State commissioner of Police, Musa Kimo has said.
The state commissioner also denied media reports which claimed that the recent protest by IPOB members in the State led to the death of some of the protesters.
Kimo made the revelation when he led some senior officers of the State Police Command on a courtesy call to the paramount ruler of Port Harcourt, Eze Victor Nnanna Woluchem, at his palace.
He said those arrested during the protest have already been charged to court and remanded in prison custody.
He said, “It may interest you to note that sometime when they (pro – Biafra protesters) came up, some arrests were made, investigations were conducted and they were prosecuted. As I speak to you, 44 of them are in prison custody.”
Kimo further warned that anyone caught engaging in any form of protests in the State, will be dealt with in accordance with the laws of the country.
He said, “So, we are on our toes and we are poised to ensure that we checkmate activities of antisocial elements in any disguise. I want to assure you the good people of Rivers State to continue to go about your lawful businesses as adequate security measures are already in place to protect lives and property.”