Indigenes and residents of Anambra State have been assured of adequate security during the restructuring summit by the Ohanaeze Ndigbo which holds in Awka on Monday.
Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, had earlier warned Ohanaeze Ndigbo to shelve the planned summit or risk attack.
IPOB said no summit meant to discuss restructuring of Nigeria would be condoned anywhere in Igboland, insisting that only a summit to discuss referendum for a Biafra republic would be supported.
The group warned that its members would occupy the entire Anambra capital, Awka, beginning from Sunday evening and would also troop en masse to the Ekwueme Square, venue for the summit on Monday and ensure it was disrupted.
But speaking to DAILY POST in an exclusive phone interview, the public relations officer of Anambra State Police Command, SP Haruna Mohammed assured that the command and its men were fully in charge of the state and were ready to contain any trouble from IPOB.
Mohammed said his men would not tolerate any form of violence from IPOB, warning that those caught in any act of violence would be dealt with.
He stated that adequate manpower would be deployed both at the venue and around the state capital, including the anti-bomb squad, which he said, would thoroughly screen the venue and its surroundings before the event.
He said, “I am sounding this as a note of warning to any group that plans to make trouble during the summit. We are ready for them and will not tolerate any violence.
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