Police in Bayelsa State have warned residents of the state to steer clear of associating with members of the outlawed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra.
State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mike Okoli, issued the warning in a statement on Thursday.
Okoli said intelligence at the disposal of the command indicated that some misguided elements had begun plans to set up IPOB cells in the state.
But the Bayelsa police boss said that police operatives in the state had launched a manhunt for the suspected IPOB members.
He said the command would deal decisively with any person or group of persons that attempt to disrupt the prevailing peaceful security situation in the state.
“The Bayelsa State Police Command hereby appeals to the good people of Bayelsa State to go about their lawful and legitimate business as the security agencies are on the ground to ensure that peace and order is maintained in the state,” the police commissioner added.