The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Wednesday, warned the police against attacking mourners during the burial ceremony of the parents of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and his wife in Afaraukwu, Abia State.
IPOB warned that the police would be setting up a chain reaction that Nigeria may never recover from if mourners were attacked during the burial ceremony.
The traditional ruler of Afaraukwu community and his wife, who died last year would be buried on Friday.
Ahead of the burial, the Police Commissioner in Abia State, Ene Okon, had warned members of IPOB to stay away from the ceremony.
Okon had threatened that the police would scatter the burial ceremony.
But Kanu vowed to hunt down family members of the Police Commissioner and his officers if they should they carry out their threats.
However, IPOB’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful reiterated the group’s call that security operatives should stay away from the burial event.
The statement read thus “We the global family of the Indigenous of People of Biafra (IPOB) wish to reiterate in clear and unambiguous terms that what Nigerian police and army are planning to do in Afaraukwu during the burial of Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and his wife on Friday 14th of February 2020 will set-off a chain reaction that Nigeria will never recover from”.