The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) has been warned against disruptive tendencies as President Muhammadu Buhari plans a two-day visit to two South-eastern states.
The warning by the Ebonyi State Commissioner of Police, Titus Lamorde, comes after IPOB on Monday threatened to attack President Buhari if he dares to set his foot on the region.
“I will not disclose the number of personnel we have drafted for security reasons, but I assure citizens that enough personnel have been deployed across the state to ensure a hitch-free visit.
“The president’s visit is a welcome development as the citizens should cooperate with security agencies to make it a successful one.
“We would not meddle into political issues as security outfit, but the visit is developmentally-oriented because of the numerous projects the President would inaugurate.
“My officers would not intimidate or harass individuals or groups as the duty of ensuring a hitch-free event is a collective one,” Lamorde told newsmen.
The president will be visiting both Ebonyi and Anambra States on Tuesday and Wednesday, correspondingly.