By Uche Amunike
Shortly after the self acclaimed Biafra agitator, Simon Ekpa announced that there will be a lockdown of the southeast for two weeks, effective July 31st, 2023, the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Adeola Adeoye, assured the people of Anambra state, Wednesday, that the Command would continue to protect the people of the state who intend to go about their businesses without any hindrance, stressing that the police have no business with people who prefer to sit at home when they are supposed to be working to make a living.
Speaking during an interaction with newsmen at the State Police headquarters, he described the situation where people work for only four days in a week and get paid for five days, as unfortunate, as the sit-at-home was an illegal affair, judging from the point of law enforcement. He maintained that Simon Ekpa, who made the declaration for the seat at home belongs to an organization that competent courts have declared illegal.
He affirmed that the security agencies in the state are out to provide enough security for the people as best as they can, but have said that the people of Anambra State are the ones who have the prerogative to decide whether they would obey the order of the sit-at-home or not.
He said that the Police cannot enter people’s homes to force them to go to work, because that would mean infringing on the people’s fundamental human rights, since they actually have freedom of choice.
Hear him: ‘In spite of the action of security operatives, some people support the sit at home, which is rooted in their agitation for a separatist enclave called Biafra. Those who work for four days see Mondays as extra holiday. As long as we are able to protect those doing their businesses, we have no business with those who prefer to sit at home.’
He vowed that under his watch, Anambra would be a hot place for miscreants as the command would collaborate with other states in the south east to offer the much needed security, especially at this time.
Recall that Simon Ekpa, issued a one week sit-at-home order in the South east, recently, giving part of the reasons as the facilitation of the freedom of the Biafran nation and the immediate release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. The order caused a lot of mayhem in the southeast while it lasted.
He has issued another sit-at-home order that will last for two weeks, insisting that the release of Kanu was sacrosanct.
He stated: ‘Following the demand by the Biafra people for more sit-at-home civil disobedience, the Biafra Republic Government In-Exile (BRGIE) and Biafra De Facto Government In Homeland wish to notify Biafrans that there will be sit-at-home civil disobedience starting from 31 July 2023 to 14 August, 2023.’
‘The immediate and unconditional release of IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who remains illegally detained at the DSS dungeon.’
‘In preparation for “Biafra’s self-referendum and to further put the world on notice that Biafrans are taking their future into their own hands.’