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Anambra Police to enforce ban on IPOB

The Anambra Police Command says it has taken steps to enforce the ban on all activities of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB ) in the state .

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Umar, said this while addressing newsmen in Awka on Tuesday.

Umar warned that any person or persons involved in the activities of the proscribed group would be arrested and charged to court .

He defined terrorism as the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate, coerce a government, the civilian population or any segment in order to seriously destabilize or destroy the fundamental political, constitutional , economic or social structure of a country .

“ The Terrorism (Prevention ) Act , 2013 (As Amended ) provides minimum punishment of 20 years and a maximum of death sentence depending on the offence .

“ Meanwhile , Section 37 Sub-section (1 ) Criminal Code Act , Cap 77 provides that any person who wages war against the state in order to intimidate or coerce the President or State Governor is guilty of treason and is liable to on conviction to be sentenced to Death .

“ Therefore , I enjoin the general public to know that participating in the activities of this group is illegal and would amount to treasonable felony, ” the police boss said.

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