By Osahon Osahon
The Deputy Inspector General of Police, in charge of Operation Restore Peace in South-South region, DIG Moses Jitoboh, has raised the alarmed over alleged gathering of some people he described as members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in Edo state with the intent of spreading secessionist messages across the state.
He disclosed this on Wednesday in Benin, Edo state, during a stakeholders meeting and the launching of Operation Restore Peace in the south-south region.
He listed the areas they are currently holding secret meetings in the state to include Igbanke, Ubiaja, Iguelaba, Igueben, Okhiahe and Ologbo.
Jitoboh, who noted that Edo and Balyesa are the states currently enjoying relative peace in the country, however cautioned that they must not allow anybody to come in and scuttle it with secessionist messages.
He asked the people in the communities where the harbingers of sucessionist are holding their secret meetings to report same to the police for urgent attention, noting that it is better to nip them in the bud than allowing it to grow into something else in the state.
While reacting to the call by stakeholders to profile those recruited into the vigilance group in the state, he said the State Commissioner of Police should work in synergy with the heads of the group to remove the bad eggs.
He noted that policing the state is not an easy therefore, there is need for the police to work-hand-in-hand with the vigilante and that such has brought about peace in the state.