A community by the name, Ukwulu in Dunukofia LGA of Anambra Statein Anambra State, has recieved a warning notice by persons alleged to be operatives of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the militant arm of the separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), of their plan to attack the community.
The alleged plan to attack the community, according to reports, was their refusal to obey the sit-at-home exercise declared by the group.
Reports say the community woke up on Sunday morning to the notice pasted on a part of the community.
The notice stated: “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 (sic) blamed. ESN is coming for you.”
Expectedly, the notice was said to have sent jitters up the spine of residents of the area, but the state police command has also responded by deploying huge security to the community.
The state police Spokesman, DSP Toochukwu Ikenganyia in a statement said: “The Commissioner of Police, CP Encheng Eworo, has deployed 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.”
According to him, the command has beamed its searchlight on the community, adding that the situation was being watched.
It is not clear if the notice actually emanated from the ESN.
IPOB Spokesman, Emma Powerful has yet to dismiss the report at the time of this report.