Police on Wednesday said its men were on the trail of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra who, it said, have taken their secession message to Edo State.
This was revealed by the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Operation Restore Peace in South-South, Moses Jitoboh.
FirstNews gathered that IPOB members had taken their campaign to the state after allegedly holding a meeting in some strategic places in the state capital.
Confirming this, Jitoboh, who spoke at the launch of Operation Restore Peace in South-South in Benin, said the group members have held secret meetings at Igbanke, Ubiaja, Iguelaba, Igueben, Okhiahe, and Ologbo, which are all Igbo-speaking communities.
According to him, Edo and Bayelsa were the only states currently enjoying relative peace in Nigeria, advising the residents to shun messages from IPOB people.
While reacting to the call by stakeholders to profile persons recruited into vigilance groups in Edo State, Jitoboh asked Commissioner of Police, Phillip Ogbadu to work in synergy with the heads of the groups to flush out criminals from the state.