The Anambra State Police Command has deployed a reinforcement team to Ukwulu community in Dunukofia Local Government Area of the state following planned attack on the area by the Eastern Security Network of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Officials of the Department of State Service were also said to be in the community to monitor situations in the locality.
The ESN operatives had allegedly written the community, warning it over what the IPOB security outfit called termed flagrant disobedience to sit-at-hme orders, a notice that had sent jitters up the spines of residents of the area.
But residents of the community woke up on Sunday to a notice pasted on a strategic place in the area warning them against adhering to the sit -at-home protests.
The ESN notice read: “Respect yourself Ukwulu about sit at home to avoid crying ‘had I known’. We are watching you since, and you people are disobeying us because of dead Nigeria.
“From Monday upwards, disobey us again and have yourself blamed. ESN is coming for you.”
The state police command had responded by deploying huge security to the community.
Police spokesperson, Ikenga Tochukwu said the command has beamed its searchlight on the community.
He said, “The Commissioner of Police, Encheng Eworo has deploy police reinforcement team to Ukwulu community, and urges the residents to help the police with credible information aimed at identifying the bad elements among them.
“The CP calls for calm, while thanking the members of the public and the community for prompt circulation and calling the attention of the police and other security agencies to the threat.”
“The command has beamed its searchlight on the community, and the situation is being watched.”
Attempt to reach IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, for reaction proved abortive as he neither picked calls put across to his phone line nor replied a text message sent to him.