The Anambra State government has expressed its support for the decision of the Southeast governors forum to proscribe the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The forum had proscribed the activities of the pro-Biafra group after a violent clash of the group with soldiers in Abia State last week.
The state government lent its support, saying that it will fight to defend the people of the state from all aggression, and has provided maximum security cover for places of worship of all faiths, for housing settlements of non-indigenes, motor parks and all other public places to guarantee the peace and safety of all.
Part of the press release signed on behalf of the state government by the commissioner for information, Mr Tony Nnachetta stated that, “Sequel to the decision of the South East Governors forum which met on the 15th of September , 2017, at Enugu, where amongst other decisions, was the proscription of the activities of Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, the Government of Anambra State wishes aligns itself with the clarion call.
“In this regard, Government reasserts to Ndi Anambra and all residents that there is no refuge or room for mischief makers and anyone who wishes to distort the prevailing peace; and that the Security agencies have assured that there will be no infiltration by such persons or groups
“Maximum security cover is provided for places of worship of all faiths, for housing settlements of non-indigenes, motor parks and all other public places to guarantee the peace and safety of all.
“The safety of Ndi Anambra and all residents in Anambra, the security of their lives, properties and environment are cardinal priorities of the Willie Obiano Administration which has ensured that everyone goes about freely within our environment without let or hindrance.”
The release stated that the state government was determined to sustain this culture and its improved way of living and is, therefore, appreciative of the peaceful conduct and collaboration by all persons and agencies which has led to the acknowledgement of Anambra being the safest State in Nigeria
It also stated its support for the restructuring agenda as announced by the Governors Forum and encouraged Ndi Anambra to articulate their thoughts to follow through on the issue.