By Augustine Ehikioya
Thwarting the ambition of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to run over Delta State with its sit-at-home order, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Mohammed Ali, has disclosed how the group was stopped in its stride.
The proscribed IPOB, apart from killing and maiming its people in the South East geopolitical zone, had made spirited efforts to extend its evil acts to States in the South South part of the country.
CP Ali who spoke with Security Watch Africa (SWA) in an exclusive interview in Delta State, said that despite the State sharing border with South East State, the Police didn’t give IPOB any chance to operate in Delta State.
On the threat by IPOB to extend its sit-at-home order to Delta State, the CP said “These are empty threats by IPOB. I assured Deltans that IPOB will never have their way here.
“I told them that Delta State is not part of the South East and they should go to their zone.
“When they tried it, they failed woefully. Here, I did not give them chance to operate. So, today, the State has not been observing sit-at-home order.
“This State will never obey sit-at-home order. This state is on top of its game and no crime is tolerated here,” the Commissioner of Police insisted.
The CP also gave an insight into how intelligence has helped him to fight crime in the State.
Noting that the world today is intelligence-driven, he said that local people in the communities must be partnered with.
“You also need technological advancement to help you. We have gone beyond somebody going out to say I’m going to look for armed robbers.
“It doesn’t work that way. You need a tip-off, you need to reach out to your immediate community. That is the source of my success here,” he said.