To contain agitation, the police in Anambra State said two suspects were arrested for printing thousands of leaflets belonging to the proscribed indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB).
Addressing reporters yesterday at the police headquarters at Anambra, the Commissioner, Mr. Garba Baba Umar said, the suspects: Elochukwu Okoji and Ebubechukwu Udeagha, were arrested at Venn Road Onitsha, adding that investigation was still on to ascertain those behind such act.
Umar also stated that their activities amounted to an attempt to sabotage the efforts of the federal government in making sure that peace reigns in the society.
He said: “This morning, the Onitsha Area Commander, raided a printing press where thousands of IPOB leaflets were confiscated. They were calling for a referendum and no election in Anambra.
“The people of Anambra should ignore such calls from miscreants and hoodlums with their leaflets, …they should be seen as saboteurs”.
According to him, they would not go unpunished, they would be charged to court to face the consequences, insisting that the security agencies will continue to track hoodlums even to their hide outs.
He said police have the capacity to go after the saboteurs in this state, as he warned criminals to look for better means of livelihood or relocate from Anambra State.
The commissioner noted that since the prescription of IPOB, that Anambra had not witnessed any activity from the group, adding that those behind the printing of the leaflets must be fished out.
He assured the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies were collaborating to see that the governorship election in the state on November 18, 2017 was successful.