By Felix Ekwu
The Delta State Police Command has urged residents of Asaba, the capital city to ignore the “Sit at home order” starting from Monday 09/05/22, posted on Facebook by some faceless individuals with the caption “Unknown gunmen Asaba Delta State sends strong message”.
The state Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, in a statement by the Command’s spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, declared that there is no “sit at home order” in the state, warning that “the Command is willing and able to deal decisively with anyone or group of persons who try to cause any form of trouble in the state”.
He assured residents of Asaba of their safety urging them to go about their lawful business(es) as the “sit at home order” declared by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) does not exist in Delta State.
He also admonished members of the public particularly residents of Asaba and the entire Delta North district to remain vigilant, monitor and report any strange and suspicious movements or persons in their neighbourhood to the Command or other law enforcement agencies.
Meanwhile, the CP in his determination to maintain the existing peace in the state has placed officers and men of the Command on red alert and has also urged them to remain watchful and deal decisively with anyone or group of persons attempting to cause any form of mayhem in the state.
He has further directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations, Area Commanders, DPOS, and Tactical Commanders to maintain Police visibility across the length and breadth of the state.
Delta State Police Command can be contacted through the following numbers: PPRO’s Office +234 915 557 0008, +234 915 557 0007, Or the Command Control Room +234 803 668 4974.