Abuja - The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, has ordered an immediate clampdown on persons or group of persons inciting violence and social disorder across the country.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Kolawole, acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, in Abuja on Thursday.
The statement explained that the directive became imperative because of recent activities of members of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in some parts of the country.
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It said that the order empowered the police to arrest anybody fomenting any act of violence or disorder, or any act inimical to the security of the nation.
The statement said that the following arrests had been made ; Anambra four, Imo six, Delta11, and Abia one.
It further warned that all persons so arrested for inciting violence, irrespective of their class or status in the society would be charged to court accordingly.